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Assessing English Language Learners (Multimedia Kit)

Assessing English Language Learners (Multimedia Kit)
A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development

© 2009 | 96 pages | Corwin

Help participants use assessments that promote bilingual proficiency and educational equity for English language learners!

Designed around the best-selling book Assessing English Language Learners, this comprehensive multimedia presentation offers staff developers the necessary materials to show how teachers can equitably assess the language proficiency and academic achievement of English language learners (ELLs). Facilitators and participants will examine an assessment framework for ELLs, discuss the author's proposed fair grading practices, and learn how those practices translate into a standards-based report card. Workshop content includes:

  • Assessing ELLs in the language domains of listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • Differentiating instruction and assessment in math, science, and social studies
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of rubrics for ELLs
  • Reviewing grading policies and their implications for ELLs
  • Applying standards-based performance measures that complement standardized tools for ELLs
  • Delivering classroom assessments along with sample projects

Offering practical strategies for implementing assessments, Assessing English Language Learners: A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development includes:

  • The companion book, Assessing English Language Learners, covering the key elements of using fair and effective assessment methods
  • A 47-minute, content-rich VHS video that features Margo Gottlieb discussing critical issues for approaching assessments and master teachers demonstrating ways of assessing ELLs
  • A companion DVD with a navigation menu for easy stop-and-search control of the video content
  • A CD-ROM with PowerPoint slides that summarize the key points in each chapter
  • A step-by-step facilitator's guide that connects the book's core content to the video/DVD and includes segment prompts, workshop outlines, extended workshop activities, key points, and discussion questions

This all-in-one package is indispensable for staff developers or anyone leading professional development to increase educators' understanding and skills for assessing English language learners.

About the Author
How to Use the Guide  
How to Use the Video/DVD  
How to Use the PowerPoint Slides  
Additional Resources for Facilitators  
Chapter-by-Chapter Study Guide: Facilitator's Guide to Assessing English Language Learners: Bridges From Language Proficiency to Academic Achievement
1. Assessment of English Language Learners: The Bridge to Educational Equity  
2. Standards and Assessment: The Bridge From Language Proficiency to Academic Achievement  
3. Assessing Oral Language and Literacy Development: The Bridge From Social Language Proficiency to Academic Language Proficiency  
4. Assessing Academic Language Proficiency and Academic Achievement: The Bridge to Accountability  
5. Classroom Assessment: The Bridge to Educational Parity  
6. Documenting Performance Assessment: The Bridge From Teachers to Classrooms  
7. Supports for Student, Classroom, and Large-Scale Assessment: The Bridge to Student Understanding  
8. Standardized Testing and Reporting: The Bridge to Fair and Valid Assessment  
9: Grading Systems: The Bridge to the Future  
Sample Workshop Agendas
Agenda: Half-Day workshop Plan  
Agenda: One-Day Workshop Plan  
Chapter-by-Chapter Activity Sheets
Workshop Evaluation Form
Key features
(1) 60 minute video (available on cassette and interactive DVD) featuring Margo Gottlieb sharing the wealth of her knowledge, wisdom, and experience regarding the assessment of English Language Learners.

(2) Facilitator's Guide links the content of Gottleib's book to video segments and activities, providing facilitators with all the tools they need for a variety of PD contexts.

(3) Copy of Gottlieb's groundbreaking book, Assessing English Language Learners: Bridges from Language Proficiency to Academic Achievement.

(4) An all-in-one solution for staff development in the assessment of English Language Learners.

For instructors

This book is not available as a review copy. For more information contact your local sales representative.

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ISBN: 9781412970235