Question Of The Week: Test In Spanish?

The Mayor is agitating for some leeway when it comes to testing ELL kids in the wake of having been told that the Spanish-language test wasn't NCLB eligible.

Daley calls for end to achievement tests for students learning English Sun-Times

Last

fall, federal education officials ruled that the separate test did not

meet federal standards outlined in the No Child Left Behind Act.

Beginning March ...

Daley Slams Illinois Student Assessment Test WBEZ

Chicago

Mayor Richard Daley this afternoon visited an elementary school full of

Spanish-speaking children to rally against giving the Illinois

assessment test to English language learners.

What do you think? Should kids be tested in their native language? Who should pay?

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