Examining and Assessing the Language of Social Studies

7:00 - 8:15am

Room 556

Presented at: WIDA 2019

What is “the language of social studies”, and how does it differ from other content areas? Learn how test developers at the Center for Applied Linguistics identify how to assess the language of social studies on ACCESS 2.0. See how the process of development starts with a content-area standard, incorporates language proficiency standards, and produces an ACCESS test item that assesses understanding of the language of social studies.