Assessing English Language Learners
Bridges from Language Proficiency to Academic Achievement
AUTHOR: Gottlieb, Margo
PUBLISHER: Corwin Press
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-From the Foreword by Else Hamayan
Illinois Resource Center
`This book is long overdue! Appropriate assessment and placement of ELLs is the most basic of all instructional processes. Without this, we cannot be sure we can measure student progress or address individual instructional needs.'
-Margarita Calder#65533;n, Research Scientist
Center for Data-Driven Reform, Johns Hopkins University
`Here, finally, we have a text that empowers teachers by giving them practical strategies for harnessing assessments of language and content in ways that benefit their teaching and their students' learning.'
-Timothy Boals, WIDA Consortium Director, Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction
`Assessing English Language Learners includes a multitude of evaluation instruments that readers can use as they assess their students. Margo Gottlieb helps teachers adjust assessment to different language proficiency levels and then evaluate language proficiency and content learning appropriately.'
-David E. Freeman, Yvonne S. Freeman, Professors, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas, Brownsville
Discover how to bridge the gap between equitably assessing linguistic and academic performance!
Student assessment is the cornerstone of standards-based education. For the growing population of English Language Learners, however, measuring their acquisition and learning is a multifaceted process. This well-documented text examines the unique needs of English Language Learners and describes strategies for implementing instructional assessment of language and content.
With both depth and breadth, this practical resource covers how to equitably and comprehensively assess the language proficiency and academic achievement of English Language Learners. Both practicing and aspiring educators will benefit from
Rubrics, charts, checklists, surveys, and other ready-to-use tools
Professional development activities
An integrated approach to teaching standards, language, and content
Guidance on how best to address standardized testing and grading
Use this timely text to advance the academic language proficiency of English Language Learners through enhanced teaching and assessment techniques.
PUBLICATION DATE: 1/6/2006
CATEGORY: Juvenile Nonfiction, Language Arts & Disciplines