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De Backer, Fauve; Slembrouck, Stef; Van Avermaet, Piet – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2019
A challenge in designing tests is ensuring fairness for all test takers. Pupils who are not yet sufficiently proficient in the language of schooling taking a test that was designed for native speakers is unfair, since they will not be able to demonstrate their true abilities (Abedi, J., and C. Lord. 2001. "The Language Factor in Mathematics…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Testing Accommodations, Mathematics Tests, Culture Fair Tests
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Van Laere, Evelien; Rosiers, Kirsten; Van Avermaet, Piet; Slembrouck, Stef; van Braak, Johan – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2017
Computer-based learning environments (CBLEs) have the potential to integrate the linguistic diversity present in classrooms as a resourceful tool in pupils' learning process. Particularly for pupils who speak a language at home other than the language which is used at school, more understanding is needed on how CBLEs offering multilingual content…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Student Diversity, Language Usage
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Lindholm-Leary, Kathryn; Hernandez, Ana – Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 2011
This article examines the language proficiency and achievement outcomes of Latino students enrolled in a dual language programme who varied by language proficiency (Native English speakers, Current English Language Learners--ELLs, Fluent English Proficient/Previous ELLs). Most previous research has not disaggregated Latino students, especially…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Second Language Learning