Why is it important to use a variety of assessments?
We as teachers have a job to teach them the English language in the classroom since that is what we use in the United States to teach all of our students. We have them from when the bell rings till the end of the day then they go home.
Supposing that they then enter their home and speak their own language, where is the breaking point that gets them to lose their first language and totally immerse themselves in English?
When would a monolingual English speaker be considered for ELL testing?
This answers questions regarding ELL students, language usage, and appropriate use of assessments.