A Parent’s Guide to English Learner Assessments
There are approximately 5 million English Learners (ELs) enrolled in U.S. public schools. These students make up roughly 10 percent of K-12 students, and they come from many different linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Parent and community engagement with schools is an important part of ensuring the educational success of these and all students.
This question-and-answer document aims to help parents and other community members understand why and how students who are ELs take standardized tests. It answers questions such as “What tests does my child take?” and “How has the pandemic affected testing?”
The accompanying glossary of key terms defines words that are used frequently in conversations about K-12 education and ELs in the United States. This information can be helpful as parents work to make sure their child receives the best education possible.
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