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Assessing L2 students with learning and other disabilities

Author: Dina Tsagari; George Spanoudis
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This edited volume discusses the theoretical, ethical and practical considerations involved in the assessment of Second Language Learners (SLLs) with Specific Language Learning Disorders (SpLD), such  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dina Tsagari; George Spanoudis
ISBN: 1443851361 9781443851367
OCLC Number: 856567145
Description: xviii, 294 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Pt. I. Diagnosing SLL's learning and other disabilities --
Disproportional representation of English learners among students identified with disabilities : equity and the federal accountability system --
Assessment of literacy difficulties in second language and bilingual learners --
Students classified as learning disabled in L2 courses : the 'special' case of the United States --
Assessing D/deaf students as visual L2 learners : from theory to practice --
Using curriculum-based assessment to identify young second-language learners' risk for delayed second-language reading progress --
Screening for specific learning disabilities in second language learners : the role of teachers' estimates --
pt. II. Training needs and assessment procedures --
Investigation of trainee-teacher awareness of at-risk and dyslexic students in the EFL classroom in Germany --
Developing "cognitive assessments for multilingual learners" --
Fairness and validity in testing students with SpLDs : a case study from Italy --
Assessment accommodations in FL reading competence for Slovene FL students with specific reading differences --
L2 teaching and assessment of university students with disabilities --
pt. III. Voices from L2 examination boards --
Assessing students with disabilities : voices from the stakeholder community --
Special needs test forms : leveling the playing field for test takers with disabilities --
On equal footing? accommodations for disabled candidates in the TestDAF.
Responsibility: edited by Dina Tsagari and George Spanoudis.

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