After reading Chapters 7 and 9, write a two- to three-page reflection paper addressing the following question:
What are the purposes and challenges of assessments when placing students in bilingual programs?
Support your opinion with research-based evidence and cite your references. Develop your ideas around what research has revealed and be sure to summarize findings on which you are basing your thinking. For instance, if you choose to address the basic interpersonal (BICS) versus cognitive academic language proficiency (CALP) dilemma for assessing and placing English language learners (ELLs):
Detail, describe and outline the dilemma.
Specifically state what the challenges are and how they are affecting ELLs.
Offer a solution to the challenge you have identified