Assessing English Language Proficiency in U.S. K-12 Schools

1st Edition

Mikyung Kim Wolf

Routledge
June 22, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 264 Pages - 33 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138589407 - CAT# K386647
Series: Innovations in Language Learning and Assessment at ETS

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Summary

Assessing English Language Proficiency in U.S. K-12 Schools offers comprehensive background information about the generation of standards-based, English language proficiency (ELP) assessments used in U.S. K-12 school settings. The chapters in this book address a variety of key issues involved in the development and use of those assessments: defining an ELP construct driven by new academic and ELP standards, using technology for K-12 ELP assessments, addressing the needs of various English learner (EL) students taking the assessments, connecting assessment with teaching and learning, and substantiating validity claims. Each chapter also contains suggestions for future research that will contribute to the next generation of K-12 ELP assessments and improve policies and practices in the use of the assessments. This book is intended to be a useful resource for researchers, graduate students, test developers, practitioners, and policymakers who are interested in learning more about large-scale, standards-based ELP assessments for K-12 EL students.

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