Practical Guidelines for the Education of English Language Learners: Research-Based Recommendations for the Use of Accommodations in Large-Scale Assessments


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As the English language learner (ELL) population increases in American schools, it is becoming increasingly important to consider how ELLs can be accounted for fairly within the context of large-scale assessments. In this report, the authors present a meta-analysis of research on testing accommodations for ELLs on large-scale assessments. The authors considered 20 studies that, in aggregate, analyzed nine testing accommodations. When the study populations of the 20 studies were pooled together, more than 9,400 ELLs were represented in a total student population of more than 33,000. Less

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