There are lots of problems with standardized tests (see Best Posts On How To Prepare For Standardized Tests (And Why They’re Bad)).
And there are even more problems with using standardized tests to evaluate English Language Learners.
For example, every year, it’s unbelievable to me that articles decry the low test scores of ELLs in standardized tests for English.
Come on, people, of course they are going to have low English test scores – they are still learning English!
Long-standing Limitations of English Learner Academic Assessment Data Persist is a new post from New America that does a great job reviewing the…limitations of using standardized test scores to evaluate ELLs’ progress.
In fact, it’s probably the best description of those challenges that I’ve ever seen.
I’m adding this info to The Best Resources On ELL’s & Standardized Tests.