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How Fair are Tests for English Language Learners?


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In today''s new era of heightened accountability, English language learners (ELLs) are now included in the "teach-and-test" accountability system. Full inclusion of ELLs in accountability measures, however, does not necessarily mean more equity. Based on data-analysis of language-based assessment, this book shows how the socio-economic status (SES) factor affects groups differently. Regardless of English proficiency, SES matters less for low- achieving students. The impact of SES was greater, however, among high-achieving students. This suggests that the true ability of High SES ELLs is masked by their less developed academic-language proficiency in English, compared to their more English-proficient fluent counterparts. The results of this study show that tests developed for native speakers of English severely undermine educational equity for ELLs, and it raises the issue of the meaningfulness of such an educational policy that claims to provide accountability.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC48441
AuthorClara Lee Brown
Number of Pages144
Publishing Year2010-05-22T00:00:00.000
Edition1 st
Book TypeEducation
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
In The Box1 Piece
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