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SPCL 7914: Session 9 - Unit 4: Assessment of Academic Achievement Across Two Languages

Open Educational Resource (OER) created for Professor Elizalde-Utnick's SPCL 7914 course.

Summary

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 and then discuss the material and engage in application activities.

Assigned Readings

Answer the reading reflection questions and post on Blackboard in the Assignments link.

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?

Session Slides

Reflecting on the Readings

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?