Student Performance Assessment Series: Performance Assessments for English Language Learners

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April 2, 2010
Jamal Abedi
Student Performance Assessment Series: This report, one in an eight-part series on student performance assessment, discusses limitations of standardized achievement tests currently used for ELLs and shares information on how performance assessments can be efficiently used to lead to better understanding of these students’ content knowledge and to improve their academic performance. Issues and limitations of a performance assessment approach for ELL students are discussed, along with how to make these assessments more accessible to ELL students.