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Assessing individuals who are culturally and linguistically diverse can be complicated. Using an instrument in their native language isn’t always the right answer because bilingual and English language learners have different levels of English language knowledge and fluency. The new Language Acculturation Meter provides a framework for testing to help you choose appropriate assessment instruments and interpret test results.
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The Language Acculturation Meter is designed to be completed in interview format, allowing examiners a way to gather relevant information and open conversation. It includes a section for demographic information and three parts:
Although the Language Acculturation Meter is designed for individuals transitioning from Spanish to English, it may be adapted for other native language speakers who are transitioning to English-language proficency.
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