Scholarly Articles on Best ESL Teaching Practices and Methods

Issues and Opportunities in Improving the Quality of Large Scale Assessment Systems for ELLs by Jamal Abedi and Robert Linquanti

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“This paper outlines and addresses fundamental issues in assessing English Language Learners (ELLs), including “construct-irrelevant” factors that add unnecessary difficulty to tests, as well as uses of summative versus formative assessment. The paper also highlights assessment innovations relevant to ELLs, discussing their promise and potential pitfalls.

The authors suggest ways to strengthen connections between the assessment consortia (PARCC and SBAC) and the work of next generation ELP assessment developers. In addition, they provide recommendations for policy makers toward building a more coherent overall assessment system for ELLs.”

Issues and Opportunities in Improving the Quality of Large Scale Assessment Systems for ELLs by Jamal Abedi and Robert Linquanti

Testing Benefits. Language Magazine. by Mariana Castro

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Mariana Castro shows what language proficiency assessments have to offer educators of English learners.

Testing Benefits. Language Magazine. by Mariana Castro