Cultural Validity in Assessment: Addressing Linguistic and Cultural Diversity (BOK)

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Assessment plays a powerful role in the process of education in the US and has a disproportionately negative impact on students who do not come from mainstream, middle-class backgrounds. What is assessment and how is it a cultural practice? How does failure to account for cultural variation and culture-based assumptions jeopardize validity? What is cultural validity in assessment? This guide for practicing and prospective teachers looks at the major issues in educational assessment and provides knowledge, techniques, and strategies to design and implement valid assessments for use in classrooms. The construct of 'cultural validity' is introduced as an organizing principle for addressing the issues involved in ensuring fair and valid assessment of students from ethnolinguistic minority-group backgrounds. The role of language in assessment is explored in depth, not only as it relates to English language learners but to all students. Every step in the assessment process, from assessment selection and design to administration, scoring, score interpretation and is examined with a view to identifying ways of maximizing fairness and validity for all students. Examples and field-based work illustrate constructive practices and policies that hold promise to yield more authentic accountability than present practices can do. End-of-chapter activities help readers apply the content in their specific settings.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forlag
ROUTLEDGE
ISBN 9780415999809 Antall sider 320
Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,8cm Vekt 424 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Elise Trumbull, Guillermo Solano Flores
Emner og form Bilingualism & multilingualism, Teaching of students with English as a second language (TESOL), Examinations & assessment, Multicultural education

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