Alison Bailey

Alison Bailey, Principal Investigator

Moore Hall 3302B

405 Hilgard Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521


Phone: (310) 825-1731


Alison Bailey is a Professor of Education in the Human Development and Psychology Division of the Department of Education at UCLA. A graduate of Harvard University, Dr. Bailey’s research interests include children’s first and second language acquisition, early literacy development, and academic language pedagogy and assessment practices. She has published widely in these areas, most recently in Bilingual Research Journal and Language Testing, and forthcoming in Educational Policy and First Language. Dr. Bailey serves on the English language proficiency assessment technical advisory boards of the California Department of Education, the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium, and commercial test publishers. Dr. Bailey is also a Faculty Research Partner and former Project Director for Assessing English Language Proficiency at the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST).