Assessment of English Learners
Study the principles and design of language proficiency assessment for English Language Learners and their relationship to identification of students' strengths and needs in English language/literacy development and academic achievement. Explore various types of formal and informal assessment, and consider their role and purpose in informing the instructional process. Discussions will center on commonly used assessment tools in a variety of ESL settings; how assessment supports differentiated instruction; strategies for monitoring English learners' progress; issues of norming, test reliability, validity, and cultural and linguistic biases; and the limitations of assessment.
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