WRG College of Education
Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View, Texas

A Nationwide Propensity: An Analysis of High Stakes Testing and its Impact on English Language Learners in Urban High Schools in Texas

The purpose of this article is to analyze the issues and challenges faced by English Language Learners (ELLs) and the public schools that absorb them. Ample research has been conducted on the intrinsic validity of standardized assessments, and separately, on the factors affecting the assimilation and integration of ELLs. However, the reliability of these assessments as a universally applied tool to measure student learning, and as a basis for determining school performance needs to be more closely examined.

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