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ERIC Number: EJ870415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1062-7197
Computer Testing as a Form of Accommodation for English Language Learners
Abedi, Jamal
Educational Assessment, v14 n3-4 p195-211 2009
This study compared performance of both English language learners (ELLs) and non-ELL students in Grades 4 and 8 under accommodated and nonaccommodated testing conditions. The accommodations used in this study included a computerized administration of a math test with a pop-up glossary, a customized English dictionary, extra testing time, and small-group testing. Extra time and small-group testing were included only for Grade 4 students. A reading latent composite score was used as a covariate. Results indicated that computer testing was the most effective accommodation in providing valid and accessible assessments for ELL students for both Grades 4 and 8. It is an alternative test item delivery and an easy-to-access gloss of non-math lexicon. This accommodation did not impact the validity of assessments. (Contains 1 figure and 11 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4; Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California