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 Imprint: Portage & Main Press Show edition details Paperback : 9781553790938, 304 pages, February 2007 Ebook (PDF) : 9781553792468, 320 pages, February 2007 Paperback $34.00 Ebook (PDF) $24.00 View Table of Contents Share: Table of contents CONTENTSPREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION (2007)PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION (1995)INTRODUCTIONChapter 1. Kiss Me Teacher: WHAT TEACHERS NEED TO KNOWChapter 2. What Shape Will We Use? Red! TESTING VS. ALTERNATIVE FORMS OF ASSESSMENTChapter 3. Determining the Navel Assigned to the Factor: PLACEMENTChapter 4. We’re Working Hardly: EMERGING LITERACYChapter 5. Diving for Pearls in their Shelves: HOW AND WHERE TO FIND INFORMATIONChapter 6. The Santa Maria, the Pimpas, the Ninny Sailing with Bafl af ’s Dog: RECORDING YOUR OBSERVATIONS THROUGH CHECKLISTS,RUBRICS, ANECDOTES, AND CONFERENCESChapter 7. Finding the Perimeter of a Pollyollygon: EXITINGChapter 8. The Final Nail in the Coffee: GRADESChapter 9. Lunching Several Measures: PRESENTING THE INFORMATION TO STAKEHOLDERSChapter 10. Converting Fahrenheit into Cellulose: STANDARDSChapter 11. Fight to the Spinach! MAKING THE CHANGEAPPENDIX AAPPENDIX BGLOSSARY OF TERMSBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEX 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.