ble572 | Graduate
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Purpose and Planning of Assessment for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
- Explain the process and rationale of a planning chart that aligns to learning goals, instruction, and assessment.
- Describe the role of taxonomies as an aid for writing learning goals.
- Describe the implications for classroom assessment practices of linguistically diverse students.
- Discuss teacher readiness for diversity, and its implications for bilingual learner achievement outcomes.
- Explain why high-stakes, formal assessments are not valid or reliable for bilingual learners.
- Describe problematic consequences of an increasing emphasis on standardized/formal assessment for bilingual learners.
- Explain why assessment is essential to success as a teacher.
- Define similarities and differences among the three purposes of assessment.
- Describe key characteristics of authentic assessments.
- Identify the advantages of performance-based assessments and portfolio assessments.
- Explain the importance of using rubrics, checklists, and questionnaires for authentically assessing bilingual learners.
- Detail the steps for creating a rubric and checklist for authentically assessing bilingual learners.
Content Area Assessment
- Differentiate between formative and summative content area assessments.
- Explain the role of language development and content area assessments.
- Describe the characteristics of content area assessments for the bilingual learner.
- Identify questions grade-level teachers should consider when creating content area assessments for bilingual learners.
Language Proficiency Assessment
- Explain the need to assess the bilingual learnerâs native language proficiency.
- Define the five language subsystems.
- Describe the role of the home language survey results in instructional planning.
- Compare the types of formal and informal language proficiency assessments.
- Evaluate the process of identification, placement, and monitoring for language support of the bilingual learner.
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