Assessing ELL Writing Skills in the Classroom


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How are formal assessments useful?

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1. What is a possible benefit of providing ELL students with a formal testing schedule and outline?

2. Should informal assessments always be graded?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo is useful in testing your comprehension of assessing writing skills of ELLs (English Language Learners) in the classroom. The usefulness of formal assessments and benefits of providing these students with a formal testing schedule and outline are topics you need to know for the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These topics are on the quiz:

  • Whether informal assessments should always be graded
  • Important qualities of writing assessment for teachers and students
  • Why formal assessments are useful
  • Benefit of providing ELL students with formal testing schedules and outlines

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on assessing ELL writing skills in the classroom
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about why ELLs may struggle with writing assessments designed for native English speakers
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why formal assessments are useful and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Review more topics by using the lesson called Assessing ELL Writing Skills in the Classroom. Objectives you can complete include:

  • Differentiate between formal and informal assessments
  • Review the challenges ELLs face with English writing
  • Determine how to create an environment that encourages linguistic growth