1. Making CCSS Testing ‘More Accessible’ for ELLs | El Observador

    Making CCSS Testing ‘More Accessible’ for ELLs | El Observador

    The new Common Core assessments being rolled out across California are a significant step up in terms of rigor. For the state’s English Learner (EL) population that represents a major challenge.

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    1. We need to make sure that whatever is available to students on the day of testing, they're familiar with.
    2. There are many different factors in taking the assessment that can cause lower performance for [ELL students], not because of a lack of content knowledge but because of the type of language on the assessment.
    3. One of the major features of the SBAC is that it tries to make assessments more accessible to all subgroups of students.
    4. It was a bit challenging at first to get used to the format.
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