SCSU Student Danielle Ott invites you to participate in a research study entitled: Survey of Assessment Methods for English Language Learners in Connecticut Schools. She is currently in her fourth year of her undergraduate degree in the Communication Disorders department at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT, where she is working on a project within the Honors College. The purpose of this research is to determine the accuracy and sensitivity of speech and language assessment for English as a Second Language (ESL) students within Connecticut school systems.

The accompanying questions have been designed to collect information on your experiences with ESL students and the speech and language assessment processes for these students.

Your participation in this research is completely voluntary and will not affect your relationship with SCSU, Dr. Zipoli, or Danielle Ott. You may decline participation altogether or leave blank any questions that you do not wish to answer. You may withdraw your participation via written notice (email) at any time. There are no known risks associated with participation beyond those you encounter in your daily life. Your responses will be kept anonymous and confidential. Data from this study will be password protected on multiple levels and stored under a pseudonym assigned to your responses.

If you agree to participate in this study, please answer the questions to the best of your ability. It should take approximately 5 mins to complete. Please complete the attached survey as soon as possible.

SLP survey:

Teacher survey:

If you have any questions regarding this project, feel free to contact Danielle Ott, the principal investigator, at or 203-848-7684. You may also reach out to my faculty advisor, Dr. Richard Zipoli, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Disorders at or 203-392-5135. Information on the rights of human subjects research is available through SCSU’s Institutional Review Board at Southern Connecticut State University at 501 Crescent St, New Haven, CT 06515 Engelman Hall, Wing D, Room D220; website:; Chairperson: W. Jerome Hauselt, Ph.D. Email: phone: (203) 392-5243.