Interpreting Standardized ESOL Assessment Results


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Standardized ESOL tests can benefit students, teachers, and institutions by providing a starting point for _____.

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1. Which of the following student abilities do ESOL tests frequently ignore?

2. How can test anxiety affect the accuracy of standardized ESOL assessment results?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions test how much you know about interpreting standardized English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) assessments. Make sure you understand topics like the area where standardized ESOL tests can help students, teachers and institutions and an ability of students that might sometimes be ignored by these tests.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These points are addressed on the quiz/worksheet:

  • The way test anxiety can impact the accuracy of ESOL assessment results
  • Whether ESOL assessment results should be the only way of determining a student's placement
  • Informing students beforehand about ESOL assessments

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of text anxiety and how it's connected to the accuracy of ESOL assessment results
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about an ability of students that sometimes gets overlooked by ESOL tests and whether or not students should be informed about upcoming ESOL assessments
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way ESOL tests can collectively help students, teachers and institutions

Additional Learning

To learn more about ESOL assessments, you can read the lesson named Interpreting Standardized ESOL Assessment Results. These key areas are covered:

  • How to use ESOL tests that measure writing ability and reading comprehension skills
  • Ways that ESOL assessments can be shortsighted
  • How interpretation of test results can vary based on test purpose