2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog

EECLD 6120 Assessment for Equity and Inclusion of Bilingual Learners (5-12)

Appropriate assessment is essential to understanding and documenting standards-based learning in understanding and speaking English as a second/new language and the process of distinguishing learning (dis)abilities from language differences. Second language proficiency assessment is the primary focus of this course. Participants gain the skills to administer language assessments, monitor progress, interpret results, and incorporate them into instruction. Potential linguistic and cultural biases in assessment instruments including biases in standardized tests are analyzed. Students are required to practice with alternative assessment measures including portfolio and other authentic assessments.




EECLD 6002