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ERIC Number: EJ883639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1367-0050
Building an "Assessment Use Argument" for Sign Language: The BSL Nonsense Sign Repetition Test
Mann, Wolfgang; Marshall, Chloe R.
International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, v13 n2 p243-258 Mar 2010
In this article, we adapt a concept designed to structure language testing more effectively, the "Assessment Use Argument" ("AUA"), as a framework for the development and/or use of sign language assessments for deaf children who are taught in a sign bilingual education setting. By drawing on data from a recent investigation of deaf children's nonsense sign repetition skills in British Sign Language, we demonstrate the steps of implementing the "AUA" in practical test design, development and use. This approach provides us with a framework which clearly states the competing values and which stakeholders hold these values. As such, it offers a useful foundation for test-designers, as well as for practitioners in sign bilingual education, for the interpretation of test scores and the consequences of their use. (Contains 1 table, 3 figures and 10 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom