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This article focuses on the assessment needs that are unique to English learners (ELs) and provides a comprehensive set of recommendations regarding their equitable and fair assessment. Specific recommendations are provided for when to assess ELs, accommodations for ELs, and the budget and infrastructure that necessary to support these accommodations. The authors expect that these recommendations resonate with state leaders and policymakers as the state of California transitions to a new state assessment system.

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Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

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Gold, N.C., Lavadenz, M., Hernández, M. & Spiegel-Coleman, S. (2013). Equitable and fair assessments of English learners in California’s new assessment system. CABE, The Multilingual Educator Conference Edition, 16–18. 10.15365/ceel.article.2013.1

Equitable and Fair Assessments of English Learners in California’s New Assessment System