California Proposed New State Tests with Accomodations for English Learners


California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson will be sharing proposals for new state tests that will be more aligned with the Common Core State Standards which require more critical thinking and elaborated responses and fewer multiple choice questions.  The committee recommended that "students starting to learn English, for example, should be tested in their primary language, have tests with simplified instructions and glossaries, and even have exams delivered by audio. With computerized testing, that can all be done easily" (Hoag, 2013).  How is your school preparing students for the heavy linguistic load of the Common Core State Standards?


(Reference: CHRISTINA HOAG/Associated Press; Created:   01/08/2013 07:37:41 AM PST)

Tricia Gallagher-Geurtsen
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