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Title: What the SAT9 Really Says About Latino Student Achievement LULAC Convention Los Angeles, CA May 18,2


1
What the SAT-9 Really Says About Latino Student
Achievement LULAC ConventionLos Angeles,
CAMay 18,2002
  • Jill Kerper Mora, Ed.D.
  • San Diego State University

2
Californias Demographic Reality
  • 38 of Californias total population speaks a
    language other than English in the home
  • One out of every three public school students is
    a Spanish/English bilingual learner
  • Only one third of all English language learners
    (ELL) have a fully credentialed teacher with
    professional preparation in cross-cultural
    language and academic development.

3
Californias Latino Students
  • Latino students are very diverse in their
    linguistic and cultural characteristics.
  • 42 of all Californias public school students
    are Latino 49 of Latino students are classified
    as English language learners
  • Sound educational policies that promote high
    levels of academic achievement and low dropout
    rates are vitally important to the social and
    economic well-being of the Latino community

4
Transnational Latinos
  • Many Latino families are transnational.
  • Sociologists find that second generation Latino
    immigrants who are bilingual and have a strong
    identification with their parents culture of
    origin are more successful academically (Portes
    Rumbaut, 2001).
  • Compatriot community resources support and ease
    acculturation by cushioning the impact of
    societal prejudices and barriers

5
Academic Needs of L2/Bilingual Learners
Content
Literacy
Language
6
SAT-9 Scores for ELL
  • Use of the SAT-9 for judging achievement of
    English language learners disregards basic
    principles of scientific research design and
    educational measurement.
  • There are many reasons why SAT-9 scores do not
    give us an accurate picture of ELLs achievement

7
Normal Distribution CurveA Band of Scores
68
95
99
0
-1?
1?
-2?
-3?
2?
3?
MEAN
? Standard Deviation
8
Normal Distribution CurveTwo Populations of
Students
NES
ELL
34 NPR
ELLEnglish Language Learners NESNative English
Speakers
9
Interpreting Standardized Test Scores for ELL
  • Does the student score low on the test because...
  • s/he does not have sufficient English proficiency
    to understand the questions?
  • s/he cannot read English?
  • s/he does not know the academic content?
  • s/he knows the academic content but simply cannot
    express their knowledge in the English language
    used on the test?

10
The Achievement Gap
11
Comparing Standardized Test Data for SAT-9 and
SABE/2
  • When they have been taught in Spanish and are
    tested in Spanish, ELLs perform at or above
    national norms on a standardized test of academic
    achievement.
  • This means that lack of English language
    proficiency is the major factor in these students
    underachievement on the SAT 9.
  • A system that penalizes schools for low levels of
    achievement in English and does not recognize
    achievement in Spanish is unfair to
    Spanish-speaking students.

12
SAT-9 SABE/2 Reading 2001
13
Statistics Do Lie Liars Use Statistics
  • The media is full of improper and inaccurate
    interpretations and use of SAT-9 scores.
  • Media analyists do not examine alternative
    explanations or trends and patterns in test data
    Scores and data are manipulated for political
    purposes.
  • Aggregated standardized test data can give
    distorted pictures of student performance and
    tell us very little about program effectiveness

14
The CA English Language Development Test (CELDT)
  • The first year or baseline CELDT data only
    tells us how many ELL students with different
    levels of English proficiency there are and where
    they are placed.
  • The CELDT scores tells us nothing about program
    effectiveness
  • Condemning bilingual education because more
    students with beginning levels of English
    proficiency are in BE programs is pure nonsense!

15
Proposition 227 Friend or Foe?
  • The enemies of bilingual education are not
    friends of Latino students.
  • Attacks on bilingual educators harm Latinos by
    marginalizing educators with specialized
    expertise in advancing Latino student achievement
  • Bilingual teachers are linguistic and cultural
    role models for young Latinos and are examples of
    the benefits of bilingual and bicultural
    achievement.

16
A Wolf in Sheeps Clothing
  • The so-called benefits of Proposition 227 are an
    illusion.
  • It is all about social dominance. Cultural
    diversity and the growing Latino presence
    threaten the status quo.
  • Bilingualism and biliteracy provide a competitive
    advantage in the global marketplace so the larger
    society seeks to impose monolingualism to
    neutralize any advantage for an ethnic minority.

17
What We Really NeedTo Increase Latino Student
Achievement
  • Qualified bilingual and Latino/a teachers who
    have specialized knowledge and skills in language
    acquisition, biliteracy and cross-cultural
    learning.
  • Policies that support parental choice and local
    decision-making in school communities.
  • Collaboration between administrators, teachers,
    parents and students to promote the attainment of
    bilingual learners full human potential.

18
Please Visit Dr. Moras CLAD Website
  • San Diego State University
  • http//coe.sdsu.edu/people/jmora
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