Keira BallantyneMap credit: Jessica Debski What laws protect voting access for multilingual voters? The United States is a multilingual nation. The U.S. Census Bureau (n.d.) estimates that around 66 million … Read more
In this opinion piece, Tim Boals, WIDA founder and director, gives his perspective on what it takes to make sure that multilingual students encounter opportunities to learn and experience equality … Read more
If testing (rather than assessment) continues to prevail as what ‘counts’, and schools measure multilingual learners’ progress from only a restricted accountability perspective- that is from score to score- without considering the other purposes, audiences, and contexts for assessment, what ultimately serves as evidence of learning?
The return to in-person learning at school has prompted the renewal of many pre-pandemic practices, as in the resumption of a testing regimen… but there is no mention of how assessment in multiple languages can provide more accurate information about multilingual learners’ long-term accumulated experiences.