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Jamal Abedi Shares Expertise on the Assessment of English Learners in Ed Week

April 25, 2013

In an Ed Week article “Testing Consortia Struggle with ELL Provisions,” Lesli A. Maxwell writes about the work being done by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and the work that School of Education professor Jamal Abedi and his colleagues are doing to ensure that accommodations on new Common Core assessments will be fair and relevant for English learners.

“It’s one of the major misconceptions in accommodations,” Abedi says in the article. “States use these tools for the sake of accommodations with no consideration of whether it actually makes the assessments more accessible to ELLs.” Read the article here.

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