Barbara Jones, Research & Technology Consultant
300 Charles E. Young Dr. North
GSEIS Bldg. 1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Barbara Jones is a Research Associate at the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards and Student Testing at UCLA (CRESST) where she explores best instructional and assessment practices for English Language Learners (ELs) and monolingual English speakers. Jones’ current team-based projects include: creating a teacher evaluation system with on-line professional development (PD) for Nevada; developing PD materials for WIDA on the use of formative assessment and language learning progressions to inform teaching and learning in language development; resource development for the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) to support instructional planning from College and Career Ready Standards; and assessment literacy evaluation and PD creation for Colorado. Jones received her Bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and her Masters degree from UCLA in American Indian Studies. Her current interests include researching best practices in culturally relevant, contemporary American Indian Education. Previous to her ten years of work at CRESST, Jones was a consultant at the Los Angeles County Office of Education where she co-created a professional development program for teachers in writing instruction based on functional linguistics and taught 1st grade ELs in downtown Los Angeles.