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Assessment Equity for ELs: Put Students Before Data

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

As the time for assessing K–12 English learners (ELs) with an English language proficiency test approaches, many teachers and parents are concerned by COVID-19 health considerations during the administering of standardized tests. ELs  in over half of U.S. states are … Continue reading

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ELT: Teach to the Test!

Robert Sheppard
Rob Sheppard

Alright, so if you balked at the title, I admit that I’m not really going to suggest that you teach to the test. That can undermine your pedagogy and compromise your values. But in adult ed and other ESOL settings, we … Continue reading

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Teaching English to Takers of AYP Tests

Nathan Hall
Nathan Hall

Ten years ago, U.S. teachers grumbled about “teaching to the test” as administrators told them, repeatedly, how important it was for the school to make annual yearly progress—the dreaded “AYP.” The worst part for us ELL/ESL specialists is that our … Continue reading

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