What You Need to Know About Adaptive Testing of ELLs: A Researcher’s View

Barbara Foorman Talks About How New Assessments Can Measure the Skills of Students of Many Backgrounds and Skill Levels

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Researcher Barbara Foorman talks about her study on the use of computer-adaptive tests of literacy for ELLs in early grades in the Miami-Dade schools in Florida.

Districts around the country face major pressure to improve the performance of English-language learners. And states and districts have shown a strong interest in adaptive testing as a way to get a more accurate gauge of students’ skills.

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