Mastery of the Assessment Language and Reading Outcomes
Source: SourceOECD Social Issues/Migration/Health, Volume 2012, Number 9, July 2012 , pp. 46-57(12)
Abstract:Many children of immigrants face a language barrier at school ‐ they speak a different language at home than the language of instruction, which is also the language of their PISA test. Immigrant students with lower levels of performance in PISA tend to speak another language at home. Greater exposure to and the mastery of the assessment language is associated with better performance. Policies which promote this enhanced exposure are likely to help bridge the gap between immigrant and non‐immigrant students.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 2012-07-01