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This course examines assessment techniques for English language learners. Participants explore relationships between instruction and assessment, progress reporting, content-area testing, program interventions, communication principles, and the role of parents. This is a Florida-specific course.

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

Course details:

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

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    Assessment: Reading and Writing

    • Analyze how listening and speaking influence reading and writing development.
    • Explain current research on effective reading and writing assessments.
    • Explain how to use data from language proficiency tests.
    • Describe the developmental stages of the reading and writing processes.

    Assessment: Language Acquisition and Content Area Instruction

    • Explain how authentic assessment tools can be used across the curriculum.
    • Explain how to incorporate multiple intelligences in assessment.
    • Explain the relationship between first and second language proficiency.
    • Compare Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills (BICS) and Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency (CALP).
    • Explain how language acquisition stages and characteristics influence instruction and assessment.
    • Analyze the value of teaching content and language simultaneously.
    • Identify the challenges of instruction and assessment within content areas.
    • Apply the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) model.

    Assessment: Formal and Informal

    • Identify appropriate assessment techniques for placement of English language learners.
    • Explain how assessment may influence the under representation of English language learners in gifted programs.
    • Analyze the use of performance assessments for determining individual student goals and objectives.

    Assessment: Communication Principles and Parental Involvement

    • Communicate assessment issues with stakeholders.
    • Explain how to involve parents in assessment processes.
    • Explain why parental involvement supports effective assessment.
    • Develop a parental involvement program aligned to assessment.

    Assessment: History and Theory

    • Compare formal and informal assessment.
    • Describe the process of assessing and identifying the needs of English language learners.
    • Identify Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) standards that relate to assessment.
    • Explain the benefits of performance assessment.
    • Identify how to demonstrate sensitivity in the assessment process.


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