How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
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.