English Learners Left Behind

English Learners Left Behind

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This book explores how high-stakes tests mandated by No Child Left Behind have become de facto language policy in U.S. schools, detailing how testing has shaped curriculum and instruction, and the myriad ways that tests are now a defining force in the daily lives of English Language Learners and the educators who serve them.S2 is a native speaker of Urdu and, although Urdu speakers are a significant population in New York City high schools ... This topic is discussed further in Chapter 8, because this testing policy has essentially created a hierarchy among ... English language arts exams involve literary terminology and essay writing, and were intended to evaluate the English language proficiency of native English speakers.

Title:English Learners Left Behind
Author: Kate Menken
Publisher:Multilingual Matters - 2008-01-01

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