Filling the Gaps in Understanding for Spanish-Speaking Students


One of the foundational purposes of assessment is providing good data—and useful data—to teachers and administrators to help them understand their students’ learning. But sometimes, it can be hard to know if your data is “good.” You might wonder: is your whole class represented accurately by your assessment data? What about your Spanish-speaking students? Do your assessments let them fully show what they know?

We had a chance to talk to two former teachers on our Content Solutions team here at NWEA (the test creators!) to learn more about representation in assessment—and specifically, how assessing native Spanish-speaking students in Spanish can fulfill a need for better representation and potentially fill a gap in knowledge for teachers . . .

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