Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Students
1 Initial Assessment
1.1 Home Language Survey
1.1.1 Schools systems are responsible for
assessing the needs of CLD students. The
majority of the school systems do this
through the use of a Home Language Survey.
188.8.131.52 Alabama is part of the WIDA Consortorium
184.108.40.206.1 The W-APT or the Model are instruments of initial assessment
220.127.116.11.1.1 CLD Students will be assessed in the 4 domains; SPEAKING, LISTENING, READING, & WRITING
2 Authentic Assessment
2.1 Also called......
18.104.22.168 Provides an alternative to
22.214.171.124 What does it look like?
126.96.36.199.1 Students perform!
188.8.131.52 Students PERFORM a task that is meaningful
184.108.40.206 A more direct and meaningful application of the knowledge and
skills of the student
3 Traditional Assessment
3.1 Students select a response based on recalling or recognizing
information. It is designed by the teacher.
3.1.1 Complements Authentic Assessment
220.127.116.11 Certain information needs to be committed to
memory and recalling or recognizing is the most
appropriate type of assessment
4 Portfolio Assessment
4.1 A practical way of assessing student progress throughout the school year.
4.1.1 Portfolios include samples of the
student's work and evaluations
18.104.22.168 The use of a Checklist or a Summary Sheet is useful for tracking the
student's progress. The same skill can be evaluated for the whole class
creating a comparison point for CLD students and their native speaking
5 High Stakes Assessment
5.1 Used to assess the student progress
according to State Standards
5.1.1 Not an accurate way to measure the
ability of CLD Students