CAL Staff Presentations at AERA
Constructing a formative assessment with multilingual student and family users: An innovative focus group protocol
Conference Dates: April 11–14, 2024
- Dr. Keira Ballantyne, Center for Applied Linguistics
- Ivanna Mann Thrower Anderson, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
- Dr. Amy Burden, Center for Applied Linguistics
- Brittany York, Center for Applied Linguistics
We will report on the results of a focus group study intended to inform the design of the Multilingual Multimodal Science Inventory (M2-Si) assessment for students in grades 3-5 science. The purpose of the classroom assessment is to ensure that educators learn what students know and can do in science, without limiting teachers’ understanding to what students know and can do in science in English.