English Language Learners (ELLs) Gain Extra Support with Agile Assessment Update
For students who are not yet fluent in English, data that measure student learning do not always fully reflect their progress, even in mathematics. This is due, in large part, to the fact that ELLs often cannot authentically demonstrate their knowledge on standard assessments that they can’t access in their native language.
More authentic assessment experiences for ELLs
To address this issue, Agile Assessment’s new student test-taking view now provides Spanish-speaking students with low English proficiency or those receiving instruction in their native language the option to easily toggle between the English-language version of each item and a Spanish-language version.
When ELL students can easily access an item in their native language, educators and students benefit from more accurate data on the progress of learning. Students gain more satisfaction and confidence in their math abilities and in the recognition of their hard work and achievement.
Example of an Agile Assessment item in the Spanish-language version
Standards-aligned math assessments
For your middle or high school mathematics students who would benefit from the opportunity to demonstrate proficiency with high-quality items tied to your math standards, contact us about bringing Agile Assessment to your district.
Broad-based supports for ELLs
Learn more about Agile Mind’s support for English Language Learners in this essay: Teaching English Language Learners, from our authors at The Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin.