Solano-Flores, G., & Li, M. (2009). Language variation and score variation in the testing of English language learners, native spanish speakers. Educational Assessment , 3 (1), 180–194. doi:10.1080/10627190903422880

Journal Article

Solano-Flores, G., & Li, M. (2009). Language variation and score variation in the testing of English language learners, native spanish speakers. Educational Assessment, 3(1), 180–194. doi:10.1080/10627190903422880

Tags

Other Accommodation Type; Spanish Speakers

Summary

Accommodation

test translation

Participants

4th and 5th grade students in the U.S.

Findings

Language and dialect differences in English language learners (ELLs) show the unique set of strengths and weaknesses that may present during National Assessment of Educational Progress mathematics assessment items. Measurement error may result from language and dialect differences among ELLs during assessment, which leads to the need for considering broad linguistic groups when evaluating language variation and score variation.