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.
Lisa Tabaku, Director of Global Languages and Culture at the Center for Applied Linguistics, spoke with DualLanguageSchools.org about the shift in professional development from in-person to online during the pandemic -- and what's next.
Does the presence of multimodalities confound comprehension of text in testing situations, especially for multilingual learners? In this blog, we explore three of many ways multimodalities can positively impact classroom assessment for multilingual learners.
"Schools confuse the assessment of general linguistic proficiency, which is best manifested in bilinguals while translanguaging, with the testing of proficiency in a named language, which insists on inhibiting translanguaging."