Alternative Assessments for ENGLISH-LANGUAGE LEARNERS

Cox-Petersen, Anne; Olson, Joanne K.
November 2007
Principal;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 87 Issue 2, p32
The article suggests an alternative assessment strategy to test English language learners' (ELL) grasp of science through drawings. The authors gave their Hispanic ELL students traditional science tests and the students failed. Since the drawings did not require English language mastery, students did better than on other tests. The criteria used to evaluate the drawings and the communication between the teachers and students are discussed.


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