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Cultural Validity in Assessment (11 Edition)by Mar Basterra
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What is assessment and how is it a cultural practice? How does failure to account for cultural variation and culture-based assumptions jeopardize validity? What is cultural validity in assessment? This guide for practicing and prospective teachers looks at these major issues in language testing and provides knowledge, techniques, and strategies to design and implement valid assessments for use in classrooms.
Cultural Validity in Assessment
Given the significance of testing in education today, cultural validity in assessment is an urgent issue facing educators. This book is essential reading for addressing this important, relevant topic.
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US education scholars offer a research-based resource for educators who are trying to ensure valid, fair, and useful assessment for linguistically and cultural diverse students, explaining both how to use large-scale assessments critically, and how to design culturally valid classroom assessments themselves. They cover basic concepts of cultural validity in assessment, assessing students of linguistically and culturally diverse background, and field efforts to increase cultural validity in assessment. The material is designed primarily for front-line teachers, but administrators, teacher trainers, and others in education might benefit from it as well. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
What is assessment and how is it a cultural practice? How does failure to account for linguistic and cultural variation among students jeopardize assessment validity? What is required to achieve cultural validity in assessment? This resource for practicing and prospective teachers as well as others concerned with fair and valid assessment provides a thorough grounding in relevant theory, research, and practice. The book lays out criteria for culturally valid assessment and recommends specific strategies that teachers can use to design and implement culturally valid classroom assessments.
Assessment plays a powerful role in the process of education in the US and has a disproportionately negative impact on students who do not come from mainstream, middle-class backgrounds. Given the significance of testing in education today, cultural validity in assessment is an urgent issue facing educators. This book is essential reading for addressing this important, relevant topic.
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