ble505 | Graduate

Assessment

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This course provides educators with a foundational understanding of assessment practices for bilingual learners. Participants examine the relationship between language acquisition and assessment and its effect on teaching and learning. Content area instruction, reading instruction, and writing instruction as they relate to assessment areas are also explored.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Assessment - Foundations

    • Illustrate the connection between assessment and instruction.
    • Describe the purposes of assessment.

    • Summarize political levels for assessment.

    • Identify the difference between reliability and validity.

    • List assessment assumptions and principles.

    Assessments - Standardized and Authentic

    • Describe the types of standardized assessments.

    • Describe the types of authentic assessments.

    • Explain how to prepare students for standardized and authentic assessments.

    • Explain the role of assessment in the No Child Left Behind Act.

    • Outline the limitations of assessment.

    • Match assessments to performance expectations

    Assessment - First- and Second-Language Acquisition

    • Describe how children learn language and construct grammar.

    • Compare first- and second-language acquisition.

    • Explain basic interpersonal communication skills and cognitive academic language proficiency skills.

    • Apply the theories of language development to assessment.
    • Classify the stages in language acquisition.

    Assessment - Content Areas

    • Compare formative and summative assessment.

    • Analyze bias in classroom-based content-area assessments.

    • Create assessments to evaluate math, science, and social studies.

    Assessment - Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking

    • Describe the developmental stages of the reading process.

    • Analyze how listening and speaking influence reading development and assessment.

    • Determine appropriate reading assessments for bilingual learners.

    • Describe the developmental stages of the writing process.

    • Analyze how listening and speaking influence writing development and assessment.

    • Determine appropriate writing assessments for bilingual learners.

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