Type of Assessments for Emergent Bilinguals

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Descriptions of different types of assessments given to emergent bilingual students

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Type of Assessments for Emergent Bilinguals
1 Authentic Assessment
1.1 Assessment that demonstrates meaningful application; there is not just one right answer
1.2 Practices the reasoning to become a productive citizen students must be able to perform real world and meaningful tasks
1.3 Assessment drives the curriculum
1.4 Student structured
1.5 Allows students to construct their own meaning of the world
1.6 Examples include hands on projects, essays, presentations, and art
2 Traditional Assessment
2.1 Tests that require students to recall information or select an answer
2.2 These tests can include either standardized or teacher made assessments
2.3 Practices the reasoning to become a productive citizen a student must possess a certain body of knowledge and skills
2.4 Teacher structured
2.5 Teachers are discouraged from teaching the test
2.6 Examples include multiple choices, true/false questions and fill in the blank
3 Initial Assessments
3.1 School districts are obligated by federal statues to identify students who are emergent bilinguals
3.1.1 The federal government does not specify how this ideniftication should be done
3.1.1.1 Created so that appropriate educational decisions can be made and accomodations and services can be provided
3.2 Parents are provided with a home language survey in the parents primary langugage
3.2.1 Surveys determine whether or not a student should be assessed based on their English language profficency
3.2.2 Survey not only gives information regarding language the student speaks at home with his/her parents, but also tells what other languages the child may be exposed to
3.3 It is imporatant to not only assess academic skills, but also their literacy skills in their first language
3.3.1 This can facilitate the acquisition of English literacy skills
4 Ongoing Assessments
4.1 Provides continuous feedback on instruction
4.2 Can include planned assessments or informal classroom observations
4.3 Can reveal strengths and growth that are not visible in high stakes testing
4.4 Oral language and writing are two types of ongoing assessments
5 High Stakes Testing
5.1 Test that are used to make important decisions about students
5.1.1 Promotion, graducation, or admittance into program
5.2 Natural outcome of the standard movement in the US
5.3 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) is the amount of progress that must be shown by a school
5.4 Emergent bilinguals may be given testing accomodations based on language proficiency and seperate educational needs
5.4.1 Extra time, read aloud test instructions and items, and extra breaks
6 Portfolio Assessment
6.1 Assessment of student work throughout the year
6.2 Type of performance based assessment
6.3 Appropriate for all students
6.3.1 Is an authentic reflection of student's capabilities
6.4 Five Characteristics
6.4.1 Predetermined and Systematic
6.4.2 Tailored
6.4.3 Informative
6.4.4 Authentic
6.4.5 Comprehensive