Lorena Llosa is a Professor of Education in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. Trained as an applied linguist, she studies the teaching, learning, and assessment of multilingual learners in K-16 contexts. Her research has focused on standards-based classroom assessments of language proficiency, assessment of academic writing, classroom formative assessment, assessment validation, and the integration of language and content in instruction and assessment. Dr. Llosa has served as Co-PI of a large, multi-site, multi-year efficacy study of a science intervention for English learners, and of two NSF-funded projects to develop science curricula and assessments that support English learners’ science learning, computational thinking, and language development. She currently supports work related to formative assessment as part of the IES-funded Center for the Success of English Learners.
Dr. Llosa’s work has been published in prominent peer-reviewed journals including Language Testing, Language Assessment Quarterly, Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, Educational Assessment, Language Teaching Research, Language Learning, and the American Educational Research Journal. In 2019 she was awarded the AERA Second Language Research SIG Mid-Career Award.
Dr. Llosa serves as affiliated faculty for NYU's IES-funded Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Training program. Prospective doctoral students are encouraged to check out this unique program and if interested, express that interest in their applications.