tesol572 | Graduate
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Formal and Informal Assessments
- Analyze the use of performance assessments for determining individual student goals and objectives.
- Identify appropriate assessment techniques for placement of English language learners.
- Explain how assessment may influence the underrepresentation of English language learners in gifted programs.
Standards, Communication, and Family Involvement
- 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
- Communicate assessment issues with stakeholders.
- Explain how to involve families in assessment processes.
- Explain why family involvement supports effective assessment.
- Develop a family involvement program aligned to assessment.
Language Acquisition and Content Area Instruction
- 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.
- Explain how authentic assessment tools can be used across the curriculum.
- Explain how to incorporate multiple intelligences in assessment.
Reading and Writing
- Describe the developmental stages of the reading and writing processes.
- 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.
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