Assessing ELL Students for Special Education


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The process for identifying an English Language Learner for special education services is _____.

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1. A team of professionals should be in place when considering and assessing the English Language Learner. Who should NOT be on this team?

2. Which example may be considered a cultural bias?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will evaluate your understanding of the ELL and special education. You will be tested on the process of special education services for an ELL and cultural bias.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Information about ELLs
  • Meaning of ESEA
  • Recommended progress monitoring for ELL special education students
  • Process of special education services for an English language learner
  • Examples of cultural bias

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as English language learners
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the meaning of ESEA
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about the recommended progress monitoring timeline for ELL special education students

Additional Learning

To explore more information about an ELL, read the accompanying lesson titled Assessing ELL Students for Special Education. This lesson incorporates the following objectives:

  • Discuss the issues of over-identification of ELLs and under-identification of ELLs
  • Learn how to address the issues that ELLs have when incorporating special education
  • Understand how educators determine if the right interventions were given and if the use of the primary language was offered
  • Identify the silent phase that is commonly seen with ELLs
  • Review the members of the team that should be incorporated for an ELL