eld504 | Graduate
Assessment Of English Learners
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.
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Policy and Rationale for Assessment
- Discern the relationship among standards, assessments, and instructional planning.
- Explore assessment and its link to educational services for English learners.
- Determine the purpose for assessment of English learners.
- Examine standard-based reforms.
- Analyze assessment accommodations or modifications for English learners.
Process of Second Language Acquisition
- Describe the relationship between first and second language literacy.
- Analyze the connection between oral language and literacy development.
- Demonstrate facilitative approaches to enhance language growth.
- Identify literacy skills assessed in educational settings.
Reading and Writing Assessment
- Examine research related to reading and writing assessment.
- Analyze research regarding the assessment of reading comprehension strategies for English learners.
- Select appropriate pre-reading, during-reading, and post-reading strategies.
- Analyze implications and applications for instructional literacy practices.
Content Area Assessment
- Develop appropriate rubrics to assess reading, writing, listening, and speaking proficiencies.
- Identify how demographics have impacted content assessment.
- Examine features of content area reading that pose difficulty to English learners.
- Analyze how assessments influence instructional practices in educational settings.
- Compare and contrast the characteristics and uses of standardized and informal assessments.
Assessment and Intervention
- Explain the evolution of English learner programs
- Evaluate the interaction between first and second language literacy processes.
- Review guiding principles to foster biliteracy instruction.
- Evaluate options for assessing English learners’ cognitive and academic abilities.
- Determine the appropriateness of various assessments tools used to measure literacy proficiencies.
- Examine the relationship between language assessment and literacy instruction.
Assessment of Parental and/or Community Involvement with Literacy
- Synthesize research implications for effective parental and/or community involvement.
- Apply research findings to enhance parental and/or community involvement.
- Identify characteristics associated with diverse educational and/or work communities.
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