Julie Henderson

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Navigating the paradox of EL Assessment– what makes sense to guide learning and teaching in K-12 schools?

Posted by Julie Henderson on Dec 20, 2018 2:46:00 PM

he double-edged sword of national and statewide mandated accountability tests for English language learners (ELL) does not go unnoticed by policy makers, administrators, principals and teachers. On one hand, English language learners are defined by federal legislation as unable to meet challenging State academic standards (ESEA, Section 8101 (20)), yet on the other hand, they are expected to meet these same standards as defined by state accountability tests.

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Topics: School Improvement