Assessment of English Learners

EDUC X 426.2
Investigate the principles and design of standards-based assessment and instruction for English-language learners and their relationship to English language/literacy development and academic achievement.
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What you can learn.

  • Cover the roles, purposes, and types of formal and informal assessments
  • Understand how assessments inform teachers in planning effective, differentiated instruction
  • Learn to monitor English learners' progress
  • Learn about the impact of test reliability, validity, and cultural and linguistic biases

About this course:

Investigate the principles and design of standards-based assessment and instruction for English-language learners and their relationship to identifying students' strengths and needs in English language/literacy development and academic achievement. Covers the roles, purposes, and types of formal and informal assessment that inform teachers in planning effective, differentiated instruction; monitoring English learners' progress with respect to a given standard; and issues of norming, test reliability, validity, and cultural and linguistic biases with respect to children of diverse backgrounds.

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