In this session we will explore the challenges that exist when assessing academic achievement in emergent bilinguals. Students will explore an academic assessment instrument. We will begin with a quiz on the assigned readings on Blackboard and then discuss the material and engage in activities.
1. What are the effects of language on arithmetic problem solving?
2. What are the effects of context on arithmetic problem solving? How does it relate to Grosjean's language mode hypothesis?
3. What needs to be considered when gathering academic skills data?