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Assessing English Language Learners: Bridges From Language Proficiency to Academic Achievement (Paperback)
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Assessing English Language Learners: Bridges From Language Proficiency to Academic Achievement (Paperback)

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Paperback 224 Pages / Published: 09/03/2006
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`With all the offerings that Margo Gottlieb provides in this book, she makes us yearn to not only cross the bridge of assessment, but also to feel confident when we get to the other side.'

-From the Foreword by Else Hamayan

Illinois Resource Center

`This book is long overdue! Appropriate assessment and placement of ELLs is the most basic of all instructional processes. Without this, we cannot be sure we can measure student progress or address individual instructional needs.'

-Margarita Calderon, Research Scientist

Center for Data-Driven Reform, Johns Hopkins University

`Here, finally, we have a text that empowers teachers by giving them practical strategies for harnessing assessments of language and content in ways that benefit their teaching and their students' learning.'

-Timothy Boals, WIDA Consortium Director, Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction

`Assessing English Language Learners includes a multitude of evaluation instruments that readers can use as they assess their students. Margo Gottlieb helps teachers adjust assessment to different language proficiency levels and then evaluate language proficiency and content learning appropriately.'

-David E. Freeman, Yvonne S. Freeman, Professors, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas, Brownsville

Discover how to bridge the gap between equitably assessing linguistic and academic performance!

Student assessment is the cornerstone of standards-based education. For the growing population of English Language Learners, however, measuring their acquisition and learning is a multifaceted process. This well-documented text examines the unique needs of English Language Learners and describes strategies for implementing instructional assessment of language and content.

With both depth and breadth, this practical resource covers how to equitably and comprehensively assess the language proficiency and academic achievement of English Language Learners. Both practicing and aspiring educators will benefit from

Rubrics, charts, checklists, surveys, and other ready-to-use tools

Professional development activities

An integrated approach to teaching standards, language, and content

Guidance on how best to address standardized testing and grading

Use this timely text to advance the academic language proficiency of English Language Learners through enhanced teaching and assessment techniques.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9780761988892
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 526 g
Dimensions: 279 x 215 x 12 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This book is long overdue! Appropriate assessment and placement of ELLs is the most basic of all instructional processes. Without this, we cannot be sure we can measure student progress or address individual instructional needs." -- Margarita Calderon, Ph.D., Research Scientist
"Assessing English Language Learners includes a multitude of evaluation instruments that readers can use as they assess their students, and helps educators understand the pros and cons of different types of assessment measures so that they can make informed decisions about how to use the results of various assessment instruments. The author helps teachers adjust assessment to different language proficiency levels and then evaluate language proficiency and content learning appropriately." -- David E. Freeman, Yvonne S. Freeman, Professors
"Assessing English Language Learners is a must for the library of any educator working with English language learners. It is a resource that district level educators, school administrators, resource specialists, as well as classroom teachers will find indispensible. This book helps educators see how excellent assessment can lead to excellent instruction and improved student learning." -- David E. Freeman, Yvonne S. Freeman, Professors
"The assessment landscape for teachers working with English language learners has become considerably more complex since the inception of the standards-based era and subsequent NCLB legislation. Here, finally, we have a text that not only bridges over to this new paradigm but also empowers teachers by giving them practical strategies for harnessing assessments of language and content in ways that benefit their teaching and their students' learning." -- Timothy Boals, WIDA Consortium Director
With all the offerings that Margo Gottlieb provides in this book, she makes us yearn to not only cross the bridge of assessment, but to feel confident when we get to the other side." -- Else Hamayan
"Dr. Gottlieb has taken the extremely complex topic of assessing English language learners (ELLs) and made it comprehensible. She walks the reader through a multitude of interrelated components - explaining each along the way - and shows us how they fit together to form a framework for the assessment of both language proficiency and academic achievement for ELLs. This is an essential guide for anyone and everyone working with ELLs." -- Nancy F. Zelasko, Director
"Gottlieb provides a comprehensive research base to the topic and a practical framework for more equitable and effectively assessing English Language Learners. The book establishes a reliable assessment system that bridges content and academic achievement with language development." -- J. Sabrina Mims, Professor of Education
"A valuable contribution to the book is the inclusion of tools to assist in producing, interpreting and reporting reliable and valid data for educational decision making. This book is a great resource for educators to assist them in the design and implementation of instructional assessment activities, tasks, and projects. Strongly recommended for all levels of school and academic libraries." -- Dr. Lori S. Mestre

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