English Language Learners, Accommodations for in Testing

In recent years, there has been increasing attention on the issue of providing English language learners (ELLs) with test accommodations to help them overcome language barriers. This entry provides an overview of these test accommodations, summarizing the characteristics that define ELLs, different accommodation strategies, and the effects of test accommodations on ELLs' test performance.

English Language Learners

English language learners (ELLs) are students who need instructional support because their command of English is not sufficient for them to access all the academic content of their classes. Using the term limited English proficient (LEP), the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act of 2001 defines such students as being between the ages of 3 and 21 and enrolled or preparing to enroll in an elementary or secondary school; having ...

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