Prosser, R., & Solano-Flores, G. (2010). Including English language learners in the process of test development: a study on instrument linguistic adaptation for cognitive validity . Paper presented at the National Council of Measurement in Education, Denver Colorado. Retrieved from http://cadrek12.org/sites/default/files/NCME%202010%20Prosser%20&%20Solano-Flores-Including%20ELLs.pdf

Conference Paper

Prosser, R., & Solano-Flores, G. (2010). Including English language learners in the process of test development: a study on instrument linguistic adaptation for cognitive validity. Paper presented at the National Council of Measurement in Education, Denver Colorado. Retrieved from http://cadrek12.org/sites/default/files/NCME%202010%20Prosser%20&%20Solano-Flores-Including%20ELLs.pdf

Tags

Other Accommodation Type; Spanish Speakers

URL

http://cadrek12.org/sites/default/files/NCME%202010%20Prosser%20&%20Solano-Flores-Including%20ELLs.pdf

Summary

Accommodation

illustrations

Participants

ELL students in grades 6-8 in a western mountain state in the U.S.

Findings

Including English language learners (ELLs) in the test development process allows for researchers and test developers to gain useful information about ELLs' test interpretation processes. This study determined that bilinguals of various proficiency levels benefit from using both languages when asked to engage in cognitive interviews. This study is part of an investigation funded by the National Science Foundation for including ELLs during test development.