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Wolf, Mikyung Kim; Kao, Jenny C.; Rivera, Nichole M.; Chang, Sandy M. – Teachers College Record, 2012
Background/Context: Testing accommodations have been widely utilized as a way of increasing the validity of content assessments for English language learner (ELL) students. However, concerns have also arisen regarding the appropriateness of accommodation use, including the accessibility and fairness of accommodations. While many states have…
Descriptors: Testing Accommodations, English Language Learners, Mathematics Tests, High Stakes Tests
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Xu, Jianzhong – Teachers College Record, 2011
Background/Context: For many children, doing homework becomes an emotionally charged event and one of the most disappointing aspects of school life. It is surprising to note, however, that homework emotion management is noticeably absent from much contemporary homework literature. Purpose: The primary propose of the present study was to propose…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Homework, Emotional Response, Student Motivation
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Abedi, Jamal; Herman, Joan – Teachers College Record, 2010
Background/Context: English language learner (ELL) students are lagging behind because of the extra challenges they face relative to their peers in acquiring academic English language proficiency, and the added burden of learning content in a language in which they are not proficient. The mandated inclusion of ELL students in the nation's…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Grade 8, Accountability