Ch 1: Standards-Based Assessment for ELL in California

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If you need help understanding standards-based assessments for English language learners in California, this interesting chapter is for you. The lessons are easy to follow and are designed to help you prepare for a test or boost your understanding of these education concepts.

Standards-Based Assessment for ELL in California - Chapter Summary

As you work through this chapter, you'll find lessons outlining standards-based assessment for ELL in the state of California. Curriculum mapping and the use of assessments for ELL students are just a few of the subjects included here for your study. Once you've finished with this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Describe the relationship between ELA and ELD standards in California
  • Explain how to make sure that the instruction and assessments meet the needs of Californian ELL students
  • Detail the state-mandated standardized assessments used in California
  • Outline the framework, history and seven key tenets of 'Understanding by Design'
  • Identify what curriculum mapping is and how it's used

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6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Standards-Based Assessment for ELL in California
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The Relationship Between California ELD & ELA Standards

1. The Relationship Between California ELD & ELA Standards

In this lesson, you can explore the framework that guides the California initiative to have English Language Development (ELD) along with English Language Arts (ELA) standards in classrooms across the state.

Meeting the Needs of English Learners in California: Assessment & Instruction

2. Meeting the Needs of English Learners in California: Assessment & Instruction

English learners in general need differentiated instruction to succeed in school. In California, the case is no different. This lesson overviews assessment and differentiated instruction for ELLs in California.

California State-Mandated Standardized Assessments

3. California State-Mandated Standardized Assessments

The California state-mandated assessments have changed quite a bit in recent years. STAR testing is now a thing of the past. This lesson will provide an overview of the current state-mandated testing requirements for K-12 public schools in California.

What is Understanding by Design? - Framework, History & Examples

4. What is Understanding by Design? - Framework, History & Examples

How can a teacher help students acquire, make meaning of, and transfer knowledge? Begin with the end in mind! 'Understanding by Design' by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins is a process that helps teachers plan backwards. Let's see how it works!

The Seven Key Tenets of Understanding by Design

5. The Seven Key Tenets of Understanding by Design

Understanding by Design (UbD) rests on seven tenets or core beliefs. They guide and help teachers align curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Explore this groundbreaking process of creating understanding with depth.

What is Curriculum Mapping?

6. What is Curriculum Mapping?

In this lesson we will discuss what a curriculum map is. Topics we will cover include what to include in a curriculum map, who writes a curriculum map, and what things to consider when writing a curriculum map.

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