My first set of students just finished the Chapter 2 assessment covering data. I saw a huge divide in scores between my native English speakers and my non-native English speakers. I’m concerned about this divide, as I want to make sure that all my students are prepared for the final exam.
This assessment required students to problem solve, reading questions very carefully. I thought it was an excellent set of questions, and challenged my students (and me!). My non-native speakers struggled with what the questions were asking. They understood the content, but there was a disconnect in understanding the nuances of the questions.
Has anyone been keeping a vocabulary list handy for non-native speakers? At some point I should go through the practice exams from the CollegeBoard and note down any words or phrases that I think might trip students up.