This short Q&A aims to provide insight into how test development and psychometric researchers at CAL identify biased items and prevent sensitive topics from appearing on CAL’s language proficiency assessments.
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CAL Commentary: The March for our Lives: Bringing Power and Authenticity to the Language and Literacy Standards
This document highlights how student activities provide real-world examples of collaboration, argumentation and other skills that demonstrate that they are not only college and career ready, but community driven.
This document highlights the work of Dr. Jonathan Rosa who introduces a raciolinguistic framework as a way to interrogate the language gap and other deficit perspectives.