What's The Big Deal? Assessing To Help Our EL Students Succeed

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This mind map is designed to discuss the assigned readings from our Module 2 assignment. This provides examples of several types of assessments given to EL students.

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What's The Big Deal? Assessing To Help Our EL Students Succeed
1 Content-Knoweldge Based Assessment
1.1 Teacher modeling and scaffolding is a MUST when assessing an EL content knowledge. Differentiated instruction is also a way that content-knwoledge instruction can be assessed.
1.1.2 Using accommodations based on EL level of profiency is a way to apply and better test their content knwledge.
1.1.3 In order for EL students to have critical thinking skills, we must SHOW and TEACH them how to apply those skills.
2 Performance-Based Assessments
2.1 This is based off of everyday tasks from the classroom instruction. EL students can succeed with this type of test if they understand the material and ourcome expected of them.
2.1.1 Teachers can apply this to EL students by teacher-led and student-led instruction. Teacher-based needs heavy modeling for an EL. Student-based would require getting to know the needs of the EL before creating classroom tasks for them to complete.
2.2 Class projects, presentations, retelling stories and working in a group are all examples.
3 Portfolio Assessments
3.1 This is a type of assessment that shows a descriptive way of keeping records of student work and growth.
3.2 Due to the documentation of student work, teachers are better able to keep track of what students' need for their success. This is also a great assessment to keep parents informed of student progression.
3.3 This is great for EL students because they can express themselves with the use of pictures, recordings, and role playing.
4 Authentic Assessments
4.1 This type os assessment helps students construct their own meaning of knowledge needed to perform real-life tasks.
4.1.1 Relies heavily on assessment driven instruction.
4.2 The task includes a rubric that shows the skills the student needs to meet.
5 Traditional Assessments
5.1 This type of assessment is based off of simple recall from the student.
5.1.1 Teachers who apply these tests tend to have teacher-led classrooms.
5.2 Examples of this would include multiple choice tests, true-false, or reciting a poem.
5.2.2 Not a good form of testing for EL students who need more language and acquisition support.
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