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Course SummaryUse this extensive guide to familiarize yourself with English instructional practices and to review information about language acquisition and components. This course is an effective tool if you are preparing for the Indiana Core Assessments English Learners educator licensure exam.
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About This Course
In this course, you will have the opportunity to review information you will be required to know as an English teacher in the state of Indiana. You will find lessons focusing on literacy development and language acquisition, as well as details about cultural diversity and concepts, inclusive teaching methods, teacher communication and collaboration practices, and teaching and assessment strategies for diverse ELLs. After you finish your study of this course, you should have a better understanding of:
- Components of language and how to teach them
- Language acquisition, literacy theories and literacy development
- Inclusive teaching strategies for culturally diverse students
- Instructional strategies for Indiana teachers of ELL students
- Evidence-based literacy instruction
- Instructional resources for English language learners
- Types of assessments for ELL students
- Professional development, resources and current trends for ELL and ESL teachers
- Collaborative and advocacy practices for teachers of ELL students
About the Exam
The Indiana Core Assessments English Learners exam is a content area licensing examination given to teachers seeking to become ELL instructors in the state of Indiana. The exam measures a teacher's competency in this field and determines their ability to teach this subject. It is a computer-based test consisting of 100 multiple-choice questions and test-takers have 105 minutes to complete all questions. The test contains three domain areas: Foundations of English Language Teaching; English Learner Instruction and Assessment; and Professional Practice. The instruction and assessment domain accounts for the largest portion of the test at 46%, followed by the foundations of EL teaching (32%) and professional practice (22%). A score of 220 must be attained to pass this exam.
Indiana Core Assessments English Learners Exam Preparation & Registration
Refer to this comprehensive study guide to review all of the information you will be tested on when sitting for the Indiana Core Assessment English Learners exam. You will find overviews of phonology, semantics, syntax, pragmatics and dialectical variations as well as details about strategies you can use to teach these concepts. You will also learn more about first- and second-language acquisition, literary theories, cultural concepts and diversity in the classroom, and you can discover how to implement inclusive instructional strategies. Other lessons describe instructional strategies for EL teachers along with the process of teaching ELL students with special needs and learning disabilities. Evidence-based instructional methods, ELL assessment techniques, and instructional resources such as texts, visual aids and technological tools are explored in some detail. Short video and text lessons make it easy to review this material. Benefit from 24/7 accessibility, 5-10 minute presentations, expert instructors and the option to print lesson transcripts for quick reference. Lesson quizzes and chapter exams help to assess what you have learned and retained so that you can be confident when taking the Indiana Core Assessments exam.
To register for this exam, you must first create an account on the Indiana program website and submit all required information and payment of testing fees. After your registration has been processed, you will be able to click on 'Schedule' after logging in to your account and choosing your test date and site. Your scheduled test will be confirmed via an email from Pearson VUE, which administers this exam.
The Indiana Core Assessment English Learners exam was developed by the Indiana Department of Education, which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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