Fauve De Backer

Fauve De Backer
Ghent University | UGhent · Centre for Diversity and Learning

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Introduction
Fauve De Backer currently works at the Centre for Diversity and Learning, Ghent University. Their current project is 'Multilingual Assessment in Education (MulAE).'

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Publications (10)
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Assessment is a powerful tool for both teachers and students to get more insight into students’ competences. However, multilingual learners may be underper- forming on tests because linguistic barriers hinder them in demonstrating their content knowledge. In this study, we investigate whether multilingual assess- ment holds the potential to adjust...
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One of the greatest assessment challenges is providing fair and valid tests for multilingual pupils. Since language proficiency impacts their results on content tests, accommodations are suggested to help in solving the validity issues. In this mixed methods study on multilingual assessment, pupils were divided according to three testing conditions...
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A challenge in designing tests is ensuring fairness for all test takers. Pupils who are not yet sufficiently proficient in the language of schooling taking a test that was designed for native speakers is unfair, since they will not be able to demonstrate their true abilities (Abedi, J., and C. Lord. 2001. “The Language Factor in Mathematics Tests.”...
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Across Europe we can observe the reinforcement of monolingual education policies, despite increasing multilingualism. Recent research has shown that the emphasis is on language proficiency in the socially dominant language. This is viewed as the key to educational success. The use of other languages or linguistic repertoires is not valued in educat...

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