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Alternative Assessment and ESL Students
A review of the efficacy of alternative assessment methods for bilingual science students.
# 108862 | 2,828 words | 13 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Nov 02, 2008 in Education (Teaching Methods) , Education (ESL)

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The paper examines alternative assessment methods such as portfolios, multiple intelligence projects and rubrics used in bilingual science education classes of middle school students. The paper demonstrates the challenges of assessment in the science curriculum and bilingual education. The paper concludes that given the challenges created in both these educational contexts, there is a direct impetus for educators to consider the use of alternative assessments for the English as a second language (ESL) science curriculum.

Literature Review

Sample of Sources Used:

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