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ERIC Number: EJ1053568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 42
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0091-732X
Assessment of English Language Learners in the Era of New Academic Content Standards
Bailey, Alison L.; Carroll, Patricia E.
Review of Research in Education, v39 n1 p253-294 Mar 2015
The purpose of this chapter is twofold: (1) to provide a detailed review of current language assessment policies and practices with English language learner (ELL) students under the federal requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB; 2001) and relevant research in order to evaluate their technical quality and validity, and (2) to examine the intersection of language assessment and academic content assessment in terms of their purposeful interpretation and use by educators in decision making. The authors outline a theory of action suggested by the established policies and practices of the putative ELL assessment system and critique the interpretive claims, uses, and asserted outcomes based on the available evidence. Recommendations are offered for further research that focuses on aligning and improving the disparate parts and purposes of the ELL assessment system to affect positive outcomes in ELL education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A