Teacher Discussion on Accommodations for ELL students

Video discusses many ways to help ELL students become successful and how to fairly assess what they have learned. Some highlights are discussion on WIDA and why using Performance Assessments is better than Traditional paper testing for ELL students.

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Standards-Based Grading

A great video summarizes how Standards-Based grading helps teachers do three things:

  1. Create Learning Goals
  2. Create Purposeful Assessment
  3. Give Specific Feedback

In summary Standards-based grading helps teachers focus on the goals of the class, align all parts of the curriculum to the course goals, and give students specific and actionable feedback about their strengths and weaknesses. Watch the video for more detail and insightful information about Standards-Based Grading.

Using Informal Assessments for English Language Learners

Informal assessments (also called authentic or alternative) allow teachers to track the ongoing progress of their students regularly and often. While standardized tests measure students at a partelltestingicular point in the year, ongoing assessments provide continual snapshots of where students are throughout the school year. By using informal assessments, teachers can target students’ specific problem areas, adapt instruction, and inter
vene earlier rather than later.

In this article you will find information on performance based assessments, portfolio assessments and assessing content knowledge to help teachers track the learning of ELL students and make best judgement on how to move the students learning.

http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/using-informal-assessments-english-language-learners

Assessment Presentation

A Prezi created by a teacher friend of Dr. Broady’s.

I will be downloading the App: Show Me. Students can use the screen on an I-Pad as a whiteboard and show how to solve a math problem while explaining what they are doing in a video. I could have several students do this on their I-Pad and post to my website for students to check homework answers and get help! See the Prezi below for lots of great ideas incorporating Technology and Assessment into your classroom!

https://prezi.com/q5mmrbw3deew/technology-assessment/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

Source: Assessment Presentation