The Assessment of Emergent Bilinguals: Supporting English Language Learners (Hardcover)

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This textbook is a comprehensive introduction to the assessment of students in K-12 schools who use two or more languages in their daily life: English Language Learners (ELLs), or Emergent Bilinguals. The book includes a thorough examination of the policy, history and assessment/measurement issues that educators should understand in order to best advocate for their students. The author presents a decision-making framework called PUMI (Purpose, Use, Method, Instrument) that practitioners can use to better inform assessment decisions for bilingual children. The book will be an invaluable resource in teacher preparation programs, but will also help policy-makers and educators make better decisions to support their students.

About the Author

Kate Mahoney is Associate Professor in TESOL at the State University of New York at Fredonia, USA. She has taught bilingual learners in the US and Belize. Her research has focused on the assessment of Emergent Bilinguals. The PUMI framework she presents in this book is beginning to be adopted and studied in courses across the US.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781783097265
ISBN-10: 1783097264
Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited
Publication Date: February 20th, 2017
Pages: 216
Language: English