Assessment for all learners

Mind Map by jbarcher, updated more than 1 year ago
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ESL 630- Mind Map

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Assessment for all learners
1 Authentic Assessment
1.1 Includes a task for students to show application of skill that has been learned
1.1.1 Often involves real world tasks for students to demonstrate knowledge
1.2 Great form of assessment for EL/EB students because it provides multiple ways to demonstrate understanding
1.2.1 Examples of authentic assessment include journaling, oral presentations, video/website creation, and project-based tasks Authentic assessment is student-structured.
2 Traditional Assessment
2.1 Traditional assessment is assessment that is driven by curriculum. Students usually select an answer or recall information for the assessment.
2.1.1 Includes assessment tasks such as multiple-choice tests, fill in the blanks, true-false, and matching
2.2 Not the best form of assessment for EL/EB students because it doesn't allow students to demonstrate the skills they've learned in a way that best fits their needs or in a way that makes the most sense to them.
2.2.1 However, this form of testing is still relevant in schools today since most end-of-the-year/high stakes testing follows a traditional assessment format.
3 High Stakes Testing
3.1 Designed to measure whether or not content and performance standards established by the state have been achieved.
3.1.1 Holds administrators, teachers, and students responsible for the school's growth, progress, and success.
3.1.2 EL/EB students are considered a sub-group in many schools when calculating the schools AYP. English language proficiency tests can be substituted for the end of year assessment during an EL student's first year in US public schools. Tests are not responsive to the culture of the student taking the test but rather the culture of the area where the test is being administered. Try to show all students on an equal or fair playing field.
4 Initial Assessment for ELs
4.1 Every child who speaks a language other than English must be identified.
4.1.1 No specific guidelines on how the identification must be accomplished
4.1.2 Home language surveys are given to identify the parents' and students' primary language. Only qualified staff members can administer home language surveys. Language proficiency tests are given to the students to determine their English proficiency level.
5 Ongoing assessment
5.1 Provides continuous feedback on student performance and effectiveness of instruction.
5.1.1 May be planned assessments like quizzes, tests, report or essay writing.
5.1.2 May be informal classroom observation of student behavior and language.
5.2 Portfolio assessment is one type of performance-based ongoing assessment that is good for all learners, including EL students.
5.2.1 Excellent EL portfolios should be comprehensive, systematic, tailored to the needs of that student, informative for the student and teacher, and contain authentic, purposeful work.
6 Rubrics
6.1 Rubrics measure student performance on a task and provide helpful feedback.
6.1.1 Rubrics are flexible and can be shaped to fit the needs of the teacher. Students should be provided the rubric before the task begins so they know what good performance looks like. Beneficial to all students, including EL students Can be holistic or analytic based on the task.
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