This short Q&A aims to provide insight into how test development and psychometric researchers at CAL identify biased items and prevent sensitive topics from appearing on CAL’s language proficiency assessments.
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An initiative in California, Global California 2030, aims to leverage language skills to help students become multilingual.
CAL Commentary: The March for our Lives: Bringing Power and Authenticity to the Language and Literacy Standards
This document highlights how student activities provide real-world examples of collaboration, argumentation and other skills that demonstrate that they are not only college and career ready, but community driven.
Language classes at a school in Chicago have transitioned from a traditional grade-level-based approach to a proficiency-based learning model that groups students according to their abilities.
Bilingual speakers can demonstrate greater emotional detachment in a second language.
Many states' plans for educating English language learners under ESSA fall short of equity and send clear signals on how they value the educational progress of the students, an analysis finds.
This document highlights the work of Dr. Jonathan Rosa who introduces a raciolinguistic framework as a way to interrogate the language gap and other deficit perspectives.
CAL Commentary: How Can the U.S. Overcome its Linguistic Deficit? The Findings of Two National Reports on Language Learners
This document highlights information from two recent research reports outlining the benefits of bilingualism.
This blog post addresses ideas for how educators can use cultural practices that draw from the arts, music and traditions to enrich language learning beyond words.