NEW TOOL: How to design assessments for emerging bilingual students

Posted on May 28, 2016

Formative assessment is a critical teaching practice for supporting student learning (see our short course on developing 3D formative assessments to learn more). However, written assessments can be confusing and frustrating experiences for emerging bilingual students as they attempt to express their developing understanding of a technical subject like science in their second or third language. In order to provide some guidance from research and practice, Kerri Wingert developed this new tool to highlight specific strategies for designing assessments that are more fair for emerging bilinguals and that provide more useful information to teachers.