Multilingual Mysteries Series: Post 7

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Choose between the two different scenarios below.

Should we expand or diminish the role of assessment for multilingual learners?

Scenario one aligns with the position that assessment for multilingual learners detracts from instructional time; in fact, it is considered externally imposed upon and alien to everyday classroom routines. Therefore, assessment- in particular, testing- should diminish in importance and scope within the classroom context.  

Scenario two views assessment for multilingual learners as an expression of curriculum and instruction that is internal to the classroom culture. Therefore, the role of classroom assessment should expand to ensure the participation of a range of stakeholders and serve as a barometer of effective teaching and learning.

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