Developing a Computer-Mediated Spanish Academic Language Assessment for Young Bilinguals

2:15 - 3:30pm
Presented at: Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) 2012

The Illinois State Board of Education, in a partnership with a large multi-state consortium, was awarded an Enhanced Assessment Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop Spanish Academic Language Standards for students in grades K-12 and an accompanying standards-based, computer-mediated assessment for students in grades K-2. This presentation describes the current status of the development of Prueba Óptima del Desarrollo del Español Realizado (PODER) assessment and the challenges related to developing a computer-based assessment of academic Spanish for this age group.