The cultural and diagnostic appropriateness of standardized assessments for dual language learners: A focus on Jamaican preschoolers

Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools

Rachel Karem, Washington, K.N.
Publication Date
2021
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This study investigated the appropriateness of standardized assessments of language use in bilingual Jamaican Creole-English speaking preschoolers. Adult models from the same language community as these children were used to inform culturally and linguistically appropriate interpretation of children’s responses to standardized assessment. Scoring informed by these adult models resulted in more accurate assessment of language use in preschoolers, offering a culturally responsive approach for assessment with an understudied bilingual population.

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Wright Karem, R., & Washington, K. (2021). The cultural and diagnostic appropriateness of standardized assessments for dual language learners: A focus on Jamaican preschoolers. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools. https://doi.org/10.1044/2021_LSHSS-20-00106