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Title: English Learners Left Behind
Subtitle: Standardized Testing as Language Policy
Written By: Kate Menken
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781853599972
Series Title: Bilingual Education and Bilingualism
Description:

This books explores how high-stake tests mandated by No Child Left Behind
have become a de facto language policy in US schools, detailing how testing
has shaped curriculum and instruction and the myriad ways that tests are
now a defining force in the daily lives of English Language Learners and
the educators who serve them.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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ISBN: 1853599980
ISBN-13: 9781853599989
Pages: 216
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ISBN: 1853599972
ISBN-13: 9781853599972
Pages: 216
Prices: U.K. £ 19.95
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