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Assessment of Bilingual and ESL Students
EEND and MSED-633
- Template 2015
- Section TMPL
- 3 Credits
- 07/22/2015 to 07/22/2115
- Modified 10/27/2022
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Consider the implications of second language acquisition theory on testing, explores the relationship between bilingualism and cognition, and presents an overview of procedures for the identification and assessment of limited English and English language development students. An overview of assessment instruments and ESL educational program placement options will also be presented.
College of Education Mission
The mission of the College of Education is to prepare competent and caring educators who understand students, serve the community and develop professionally to become ethical decision-makers and leaders.
Candidates will develop and understanding of how to create learning environments for bilingual students that uses appropriate teaching and learning strategies while creating a classroom culture that embraces ethnic and cultural diversity
Serving the Community
Candidates will demonstrate the ability to interact with colleagues and community in a professional manner through exchanging (both listening and sharing) ideas, thoughts, experiences, and insights on the interrelationship between language, ethnicity, culture and learning.
Finding Our Professional Selves
Candidates will examine their own beliefs and experiences as professionals and current research on successful practices as they pertain to recognizing socio-cultural factors involved in second language development.
Access to standards referenced in this section can be found HERE
By the conclusion of the course, each participant will be able to do the following:
Standard 1: Knowledge about Language
Candidates demonstrate knowledge of English language structures, English language use, second language acquisition and development, and language processes to help English Language Learners (ELLs) acquire academic language and literacies specific to various content areas.
Standard 2: ELLs in the Sociocultural Context
Candidates demonstrate and apply knowledge of the impact of dynamic academic, personal, familial, cultural, social, and sociopolitical contexts on the education and language acquisition of ELLs as supported by research and theories. Candidates investigate the academic and personal characteristics of each ELL, as well as family circumstances and literacy practices, to develop individualized, effective instructional and assessment practices for their ELLs. Candidates recognize how educator identify, role, culture and biases impact the interpretation of ELLs’ strengths and needs.
Standard 3: Planning and Implementing Instruction
Candidates plan supportive environments for ELLs, design and implement standards-based instruction using evidence-based, ELL-centered, interactive approaches. Candidates make instructional decisions by reflecting on individual ELL outcomes and adjusting instruction. Candidates demonstrate understanding of the role of collaboration with colleagues and communication with families to support their ELLs’ acquisition of English language and literacies in the content areas. Candidates use and adapt relevant resources, including appropriate technology, to effectively plan, develop, implement, and communicate about instruction for ELLs.
Standard 4: Assessment and Evaluation
Candidates apply assessment principles to analyze and interpret multiple and varied assessments for ELLs, including classroom-based, standardized, and language proficiency assessments. Candidates understand how to analyze and interpret data to make informed decisions that promote English language and content learning. Candidates understand the importance of communicating results to other educators, ELLs, and ELLs’ families.
Standard 5: Professionalism and Leadership
Candidates demonstrate professionalism and leadership by collaborating with other educators, knowing policies and legislation and the rights of ELLs, advocating for ELLs and their families, engaging in self-assessment and reflection, pursuing continuous professional development, and honing their teaching practice through supervised teaching.
Weekly Discussions and Activities
Respond to weekly discussion prompts directly related to assigned readings. Create one weekly activity that involves further investigation, evaluation, and application on the week’s objectives.
Outcomes: TESOL/CAEP D.1, 2, 3, 4,
Standards: 1.a,b; 2.a.; 3.a; 4.a,b, c; 5.a,b
The weekly reflection is an opportunity for students to synthesize understandings and practice deep reflection as to how these topics impact your professional experiences and goals. Students are encouraged to share personal experiences, self-evaluate their progress, and address areas for future inquiry.
Outcomes: TESOL/CAEP D.5
Final Capstone Project
Assessments for 5 Day Unit Instructional Plan
Candidates will develop assessments for the unit of lessons created in the course EEND632 Methods and Materials of Teaching ESL.
Outcomes: TESOL/CAEP D.1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Standards: 1.a,b; 2.a.; 3.a; 4.a,b, c; 5.a,b
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