Error Analysis of Achievement Assessments for Spanish Speaking Students (OS140)

  • PMD: 1,8
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn expected error patterns for Spanish speaking students who are learning English.
  2. apply common error patterns to responses on reading and writing tasks.
  3. interpret how natural errors may impact standard scores.
  4. discuss how to present results and the potential impact of second language acquisition on eligibility.

Description

Formal academic assessments are heavily used in the identification of learning disorders, especially in states where the ability achievement discrepancy model is primary. In this session, participants will learn expected error patterns for Spanish speaking students who are learning English, practice applying those error patterns to responses on common reading and writing tasks, interpret how error may impact standard scores, and discuss how to present the potential impact of second language acquisition.

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Presenter(s)

Jessica Clark, Reading School District

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