ERIC Number: EJ554583
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Threats To the Validity of Science Performance Assessments for English Language Learners.
Shaw, Jerome M.
Journal of Research in Science Teaching, v34 n7 p721-43 Sep 1997
Describes the study of a science performance assessment with 96 English Language Learners (ELL) in five high school science classes investigating the face, construct, and consequential validity of an intersection. ELL spelling and syntax on some responses were significant sources of error. Recommendations include increasing the assessment's design clarity and scoring by raters knowledgeable about ELL English writing patterns. (AIM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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