Review the Abedi and Levine (2013) article and the media programs regarding assessments, and consider how assessment affects English language learners.
Think about issues of “fairness” and the challenges your diverse learners may experience related to new high-stakes assessments discussed in the article.
Reflect on the observations you made in the Module 3 Discussion, related to the diverse learners. Consider what you learned from your observation. What was surprising? What questions do you still have? What do you need to know more about the student as a literacy learner?
Post two or more challenges your diverse learners may experience related to new high-stakes assessments discussed in the Abedi and Levine (2013) article, and why. Then, based on your analysis of the oral language observations, explain what you hope to learn from a spelling and writing assessment in order to help you develop a more nuanced profile of the student as a literacy learner and language learner.