This book helps readers master the assessments to be administered to English learners and cover a range of literacy skills deemed necessary for English language acquisition and reproduction, while also assessing the student's literacy ...
Author: Diane K. Brantley
Publisher: Pearson College Division
This classroom-ready resource provides teachers in grades K-8 with specific assessments that can be administered to English language learners within the regular classroom. Long overdue and with a focus on the needs of English language learners (ELLs) within the classroom, Instructional Assessment of English Language Learners is a unique book designed to teach readers the basic concepts of assessing English. Today's education courses place an increasing emphasis on the regular classroom teacher to instruct and assess English language learners. Yet, classroom teachers have few resources available to them in regard to assessing ELLs within their classrooms. This book helps readers master the assessments to be administered to English learners and cover a range of literacy skills deemed necessary for English language acquisition and reproduction, while also assessing the student's literacy skills in their primary language. The overarching goal of this book is to enable teachers to acquire a deep understanding of the value of instructional assessment for ELLs and the importance of evaluating the results to provide the students with immediate, appropriate and meaningful instruction. The book addresses the specific areas of language arts related to the development, acquisition, and reproduction of the English language: oral language development and vocabulary; concepts of print and the alphabetic strategies; word recognition and word identification strategies; reading fluency; reading comprehension; written language development and spelling; content area literacy; procedural knowledge; and problem-solving strategies. The strategies presented in this text are research-based and are known to increase reading comprehension for ELLs.
This book is the first to examine the issues surrounding the implementation of tests for specific purposes.
Author: Dan Douglas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
Testing language for specific purposes (LSP) refers to that branch of language testing in which the test content and test methods are derived from an analysis of a specific language use situation, such as Spanish for business, Japanese for tour guides, Italian for language teachers, or English for air traffic control. LSP tests are usually contrasted with general purpose language tests, in which purpose is more broadly defined, as in the Test of English as a Foreign Language. This book is the first to examine the issues surrounding the implementation of tests for specific purposes. It includes an in-depth discussion of the issues, an examination of the current exams, and a comprehensive overview of the literature. It will be a welcome addition to any language teaching professionals library.
These components include general recommended practices in the area of language proficiency assessment and the formal ... about these practices in the
fields of school psychology, special education, and speech and language
Author: Robert L. Rhodes
Publisher: Guilford Press
This is the first book to present a practical, problem-solving approach and hands-on tools and techniques for assessing English-language learners and culturally diverse students in K-12 settings. It meets a crucial need among practitioners and special educators working in today's schools. Provided are research-based, step-by-step procedures for conducting effective interviews with students, parents, and teachers; making the best use of interpreters; addressing special issues in the prereferral process; and conducting accurate, unbiased assessments of academic achievement, intellectual functioning, language proficiency, and acculturation. Among the book's special features are reproducible worksheets, questionnaires, and checklists--including several in both English and Spanish--in a ready-to-use, large-size format. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series.
Helps teachers understand research evidence in language assessment for students aged 5-18, and to develop an ability to design, implement and critically evaluate language assessment, with reference to language frameworks and standards for ...
Author: Eunice Eunhee Jang
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Study Aids
Helps teachers understand research evidence in language assessment for students aged 5-18, and to develop an ability to design, implement and critically evaluate language assessment, with reference to language frameworks and standards for assessment in school education.
Features * Fundamental principles for evaluating and designing classroom-based assessment procedures, including practical examples at multiple ability levels and skills * Systematic treatment of assessing all four language skills-listening, ...
Author: H. Douglas Brown
Publisher: Pearson Education ESL
Category: Language acquisition
Language Assessment: Principles and Classroom Practices is designed to offer a comprehensive survey of essential principles and tools for second language assessment. Its first and second editions have been successfully used in teacher-training courses, teacher certification curricula, and TESOL master of arts programs. As the third in a trilogy of teacher education textbooks, it is designed to follow H. Douglas Brown's other two books, Principles of Language Learning and Teaching (sixth edition, Pearson Education, 2014) and Teaching by Principles(fourth edition, Pearson Education, 2015). References to those two books are made throughout the current book. Language Assessment features uncomplicated prose and a systematic, spiraling organization. Concepts are introduced with practical examples, understandable explanations, and succinct references to supportive research. The research literature on language assessment can be quite complex and assume that readers have technical knowledge and experience in testing. By the end of Language Assessment, however, readers will have gained access to this not-so-frightening field. They will have a working knowledge of a number of useful, fundamental principles of assessment and will have applied those principles to practical classroom contexts. They will also have acquired a storehouse of useful tools for evaluating and designing practical, effective assessment techniques for their classrooms.
ED 266 680 Language Ability and the Use of Top - Level Organizational
Strategies . ED 266 437 ... ED 266 692 Language Tests An Alternative Model for Assessing Language Proficiency at the End of Secondary School . ED 266 640
A new decade of language testing research . Alexandria , VA : TESOL
Publications . 132 – 160 . Cohen , Andrew D . 1994 . Assessing language ability in the classroom ( 2nd ed . ) . Boston , MA : Heinle & Heinle . Cronbach , Lee J .
Author: Kathleen M. Bailey
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
1. Assessment As Information Gathering 2. Analyzing Tests 3. Conflicting Purposes of Assessment 4. The Role of Background Knowledge in the Assessment 5. A Cloze-knit Family 6. Another Dilemma 7. Some Useful Statistical Tools 8. The Correlation Family 9. Multiple-choice Tests and Item Analyses 10. Measuring Meaning 11. Eliciting Speech Samples in Role Plays 12. Three Approaches to Scoring Writing Samples 13. Alternative Assessments 14. Self-assessment in Language Learning.
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ASSESSING LANGUAGE Pickert and Chase ( 1978 ) have proposed three ways
to assess language abilities : ( 1 ) informal teacher ' s observation of children ' s
use of language in the classroom ; ( 2 ) comprehension questions after children ...
Assessing Language Ability in the Classroom ( 2nd edn ) . Boston : Heinle &
Heinle . Davies A. 1990. Principles of Language Testing ( Applied Language
Studies ) . Cambridge : Basil Blackwell . Davies A , Brown JD , Elder C , Hill RA ,
This book forms an invaluable reference work for all teachers of second languages and researchers in the field of L2 acquisition.
Author: Kenneth Hyltenstam
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book forms an invaluable reference work for all teachers of second languages and researchers in the field of L2 acquisition. It discusses the contribution that modern research into L2 acquisition makes to the curriculum development process. It also provides the reader with arguments for and against the various approaches to teaching.
1998 . New ways of classroom assessment . Alexandria , Virginia : Teachers of
English to Speakers of Other Languages ( TESOL ) . Cohen , A . D . 1994 . Assessing language ability in the classroom . Boston : Heinle & Heinle .
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"The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment aims to present in one volume an up-to-date guide to the central areas of assessing the second language performance of English by speakers of other languages.
Author: Christine Coombe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Foreign Language Study
"The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment aims to present in one volume an up-to-date guide to the central areas of assessing the second language performance of English by speakers of other languages. This volume provides snapshots of significant issues and trends that have shaped language assessment in the past and highlights the current state of our understanding of these issues"--
Examining the Role of Grammar Explanations , Drills , and Exercises in the
Development of Communication Skills . ” Hispania 70 ( 1987 ) : 160 - 66 . Cohen ,
Andrew D . Testing Language Ability in the Classroom . Rowley , MA : Newbury ...
Author: Richard V. Teschner
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
Category: Language and languages
Assessing Foreign Language Proficiency of Undergraduates: is the second book of the Issues in Language Program Direction: AAUSC Annual Volumes. This series strives to further scholarship in second language acquisition and teaching with regard to undergraduate programs with multisection courses. The impact of demographic changes on foreign language programs, and the role of faculty and administrators in postsecondary institutions are some of the topics addressed in other volumes.This 1991 volume presents a broad spectrum of articles to add to the already-substantive body of literature written on proficiency.
Assessing language ability in the classroom (2nd ed.). Boston: Heinle and Heinle
. An introduction to assessing students' foreign language ability. Discussions of
various assessment techniques including role-playing activities, portfolios, and ...
This volume takes a fresh look at language assessment in these regions, and provides a unique overview of contemporary language assessment research.
Author: Vahid Aryadoust
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Category: Language and languages
Despite prodigious developments in the field of language assessment in the Middle East and the Pacific Rim, research and practice in these areas have been underrepresented in mainstream literature. This volume takes a fresh look at language assessment in these regions, and provides a unique overview of contemporary language assessment research. In compiling this book, the editors have tapped into the knowledge of language and educational assessment experts whose diversity of perspectives and experience has enriched the focus and scope of language and educational assessment in general, and the present volume in particular. The six ‘trends’ addressed in the 26 chapters that comprise this title consider such contemporary topics as data mining, in-class assessment, and washback. The contributors explore new approaches and techniques in language assessment including advances resulting from multidisciplinary collaboration with researchers in computer science, genetics, and neuroscience. The current trends and promising new directions identified in this volume and the research reported here suggest that researchers across the Middle East and the Pacific Rim are playing—and will continue to play—an important role in advancing the quality, utility, and fairness of language testing and assessment practices.
language use that is underdeveloped or deficient . ( See Figure 6-18 for a guide
to assessing language use . ) Ortiz and Garcia ( 1990 ) recommend effective
procedures to assess conversational abilities and academic language proficiency ...
Author: Cathleen G. Spinelli
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Written for future teachers and experienced educators, Classroom Assessment for Students in Special and General Education, second edition provides the skills needed to effectively use assessment, particularly informal assessment, in understanding the needs of the whole student. The primary book on classroom assessment procedures is now revised with the latest in authentic, curriculum and performance-based assessment measures with direct connections to instruction, IEP development, and reporting to parents. The focus is on providing teachers with a variety of assessment procedures, the why, what and how of testing, directions on how to construct, administer, score, interpret, graph, monitor, write, and report assessment results. General K-12 Inservice Teachers.