del Rosario Basterra, M., Trumbull, E., & Solano-Flores, G. (Eds.). (2011). Cultural validity in assessment: Addressing linguistic and cultural diversity. ProQuest eBook Central. This eBook provides an explanation of both how to use large-scale assessments critically and how to design culturally valid classroom assessments. This seminal text continues to be utilized for its insight as well as relevance to recent trends in education. For this week, read Chapter 6: Ensuring Valid Educational Assessments for ELL Students.
Gay, G. (2018). Culturally responsive teaching: Theory, research, and practice (3rd ed.). Teachers College Press. This is a seminal academic book about the importance of cultural context and experience when interpreting diverse learners. For this week’s readings focus on Chapter 2: Pedagogical Potential of Cultural Responsiveness.
Villegas, A.M. (2018). Introduction to “Preparation and Development of Mainstream Teachers for Today’s Linguistically Diverse Classrooms”. Educational Forum, 82(2), 131-137. This journal article explores the consequences of having unprepared teachers of diverse English language learners.