In an age of test-based accountability, accurate assessment is paramount. When testing English language learners (ELLs), challenges associated with language, the use of test accommodations, and test/item format can undermine this accuracy. This paper describes these challenges and offers strategies for overcoming them in order to more accurately assess what ELLs know and can do. Accessed 18,948 times on https://pareonline.net from September 28, 2007 to December 31, 2019. For downloads from January 1, 2020 forward, please click on the PlumX Metrics link to the right.
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"Facilitating Greater Test Success for English Language Learners,"
Practical Assessment, Research, and Evaluation: Vol. 12
, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholarworks.umass.edu/pare/vol12/iss1/11