Impact Sample Response – Heritage

Concerns & considerations:

  • Not necessarily high stakes for incoming students, but might introduce questions about learner legitimacy
  • Could raise questions about what it means to be a heritage language learner
  • Sets a good example of assets-based instruction and program development
  • Need to consider resource allotment
  • Need to consider teacher training and materials
  • Could lead to more individualized instruction and positive program outcomes
  • Might increase program representation and diversity

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For more heritage learner scenarios, see the Heritage Language Assessment Module