PA073: Promoting Valid Assessment Results for ELLs with Disabilities

Friday, February 21, 2014 12:00 PM–12:50 PM

Description:

Recent interest in English Language Learners (ELLs) with disabilities highlights important issues related to diverse learners. ELLs with disabilities were investigated in several research studies. A review of statewide assessment data reveals the characteristics of this population. Current and recommended practices for inclusion in large-scale assessment were identified by experts and practitioners. An online training is also discussed. Session attendees will be able to recognize and explain recommended practices for working with ELLs with disabilities.

Speaker(s):

Jenna M. Ward, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Lynn M. Edwards, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Jennifer R. Hodgson, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Aleksis P. Kincaid, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN