ERIC Number: ED480046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Aug
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Testing Students with Limited English Proficiency.
Geisinger, Kirk F.
Considerable testing occurs in the schools and in related educational settings. Schools are microcosms of society, and changes that affect society are also likely to affect the schools in similar ways. The composition of American society has been changing dramatically in recent years, and this particular change is one that has influenced schools considerably; its effect on testing is dramatic. This chapter describes some of the ways that testing needs to be considered in light of the population shifts that are occurring, beginning with a description of the extent of these changes, then a consideration of three areas of test use from the perspective of dealing with individuals whose native language is not English. (Contains 14 references.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Note: In: Measuring Up: Assessment Issues for Teachers, Counselors, and Administrators; see CG 032 608.