Testing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners

April 2, 2009, The IRIS Center

Alfredo Artiles discusses issues that might come up when teachers use standardized tests with English learners. He also shares his thoughts about reading instruction for these students (time: 7:17).

Questions asked of Alfredo Artiles in this audio:

  1. Professor Artiles, can you talk a bit about some of the issues related to ecological validity that instructors should be aware of when they test English learners?
  2. And what about culturally relevant text? Is using this kind of text the most effective way to increase student reading skills?

Alfredo Artiles

Alfredo Artiles, PhD
Division of Curriculum & Instruction
Arizona State University

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