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Language Arts: Designing and Using a Reading Assessment for Learners Transitioning to English-Only Instruction ELISE T R UMBU L L A ND N AN ETTE KOELS Ch

As the federal government approaches the passage of a new Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), longstanding concerns about valid assessment practices vis-à-vis ELLs continue to abound (e.g., McCarty, 2008; Pappamihiel & Walser, 2009).