Accountability and Educational Assessment for Latino English Language Learning Students

Improving Practices through Multidisciplinary Approaches

Authored by: Zenaida Aguirre-Muñoz , Guillermo Solano-Flores

Handbook of Latinos and Education

Print publication date:  December  2009
Online publication date:  December  2009

Print ISBN: 9780805858396
eBook ISBN: 9780203866078
Adobe ISBN: 9781135236694

10.4324/9780203866078.ch34

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Abstract

[T]he testing of bilingual individuals has developed from the practice of testing monolinguals without the necessary examination of the assumptions underlying the measurement of monolingual abilities and applicability of these assumptions and theories to the measurement of the same abilities in persons who function in two language systems… (Valdes & Figueroa, 1994, p. 2)

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