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Assessment and ESL

An Alternative Approach

By Barbara Law & Mary Eckes
Categories: Foreign Language Study, English As A Second Language, Education, Evaluation, Inclusive Education, Professional Development, Multicultural Education, Elementary, Secondary
Imprint: Portage & Main Press

Paperback : 9781553790938, 304 pages, February 2007
Ebook (PDF) : 9781553792468, 320 pages, February 2007

Table of contents

CONTENTS

PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION (2007)

PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION (1995)

INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1. Kiss Me Teacher: WHAT TEACHERS NEED TO KNOW

Chapter 2. What Shape Will We Use? Red! TESTING VS. ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF ASSESSMENT

Chapter 3. Determining the Navel Assigned to the Factor: PLACEMENT

Chapter 4. We’re Working Hardly: EMERGING LITERACY

Chapter 5. Diving for Pearls in their Shelves: HOW AND WHERE TO FIND INFORMATION

Chapter 6. The Santa Maria, the Pimpas, the Ninny Sailing with Bafl af ’s Dog: RECORDING YOUR OBSERVATIONS THROUGH CHECKLISTS,RUBRICS, ANECDOTES, AND CONFERENCES

Chapter 7. Finding the Perimeter of a Pollyollygon: EXITING

Chapter 8. The Final Nail in the Coffee: GRADES

Chapter 9. Lunching Several Measures: PRESENTING THE INFORMATION TO STAKEHOLDERS

Chapter 10. Converting Fahrenheit into Cellulose: STANDARDS

Chapter 11. Fight to the Spinach! MAKING THE CHANGE

APPENDIX A

APPENDIX B

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

Description

The revised and expanded edition of this bestseller is a comprehensive, easy-to-read resource that explores the theory and practice of ESL assessment. Written for anyone working with English-language learners (elementary and secondary, mainstream and ESL), this new edition of Assessment and ESL presents ideas and tools for alternative assessment. The authors offer methods of documenting the learning and progress of second-language learners—learning and progress that may not always be apparent at first glance. Like the previous edition, the new edition is filled with real stories about students who take baby steps, progress in leaps and bounds toward proficiency, and eventually learn to fly on their own.