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ELL Assessment Issues - Chapter Summary
Bite-sized lessons in this chapter offer in-depth analyses of different types of assessments used with English language learners. Get reacquainted with these assessments and refresh your knowledge of issues that can arise when using them. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Outline common issues English language learners face when taking standardized and content-area assessments
- Explain how language differences, testing bias and cultural bias can create assessment issues
- Detail how assessments are evaluated to measure the academic achievement and oral language literacy of English language learners
- Discuss accommodations that can be made when assessing English language learners
This chapter's lessons are available around-the-clock, enabling you to study whenever your schedule allows. Take advantage of mobile features that let you access the lessons using any computer or mobile device with an Internet connection. Accompanying each lesson is a multiple-choice quiz designed to gauge your comprehension of key concepts. For a broader review of this chapter, be sure to take our practice exam.
1. Assessment Issues with English Language Learners
In this lesson, teachers will review some common issues that English language learner (ELL) students often face when taking both content-area and standardized assessments. This lesson also includes some strategies for teachers to help ELL students overcome these issues.
2. Testing Bias, Cultural Bias & Language Differences in Assessments
Assessments are used to gain useful information about test-takers' knowledge, skills and progress. Sometimes, however, the results of these assessments are incorrect due to biases. This lesson will differentiate and discuss types of testing bias and differences among test-takers that may lead to testing bias.
3. Assessment Procedures for English-Language Learners
Students who speak English as a second language need specialized instruction and assessment. This lesson describes assessment procedures for English-language learners and explains how to use these results in the classroom.
4. Informal Assessments for English Language Learners
Informal assessments are a valuable way to check student progress in a relaxed setting. This lesson provides teachers with informal assessments specifically designed for use with ELLs (English language learners).
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Other chapters within the FTCE ESOL K-12 (047): Practice & Study Guide course
- Cultural Elements & Adaptation
- How Cultural Differences Impact Students
- Promoting Multicultural Sensitivity & Diversity in the Classroom
- Elements of Language
- Teaching Components of Language for ELL
- Second Language Acquisition & Development
- Language Functions, Skills & Proficiency
- Second Language Literacy Development
- Literacy & Language Research
- Models of ELL Instruction
- ESOL Instructional Approaches
- Teaching Speaking & Listening Skills
- Writing Skills Instruction
- Instructional Strategies for ELL Classrooms
- Selecting & Adapting Instructional Materials for ELL Students
- Technology in ELL Instruction
- ELL Rights & Court Cases in Florida
- ELL Learners with Exceptionalities
- Language Proficiency Assessments in Florida
- Classroom-Based Assessments of ELL Students
- Collaboration & Advocacy for ELL
- Professional Development Organizations & Resources for ESOL Teachers
- FTCE ESOL K-12 Flashcards