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Standards-Based Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners
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Standards-Based Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners



April 2004 | 160 pages | Corwin
According to the recently enacted "No Child Left Behind" legislation, "Each state, school district, and school will be expected to make adequate yearly progress toward meeting state standards. This progress will be measured for all students by sorting results for students who are economically disadvantaged, from racial or ethnic minority groups, have disabilities, or have limited English proficiency. [emphasis added]" Schools not able to demonstrate adequate progress will face sanctions and corrective action. May Ann Lachat's book will help administrators and teachers reach this goal by improving instructional and assessment techniques for standards to the very specific context of limited English proficient students.

The author begins with an overview of standards and places it in the context of LEP students. She then covers the specifics of standards-based instruction and assessment for LEP students. Schoolwide initiatives and reforms are addressed in the final chapter.


 
Preface
 
About the Author
 
1. Achieving Equity Through Standards and Assessments
 
2. Understanding Today's English Language Learners
 
3. Applying Accountability Reforms
 
4. Implementing Standards-Based Learning With English Language Learners
 
5. Achieving the Vision of High Standards for All
 
Resource A: Guiding Questions for Determining the Appropriateness of Learning Tasks in Performance Assessments for English Language Learners
 
Resource B: Professional Development That Supports the Learning and Achievement of English Language Learners
 
Resource C: Policies and Practices That Support the Learning and Achievement of English Language Learners
 
References
 
Index
Key features
  • Includes assessment instruments for teachers and schools
  • Offers sample guidelines for schools to adopt or modify
  • Guides readers in planning appropriate staff development around the topics in the book

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Sample Materials & Chapters

Preface

Chapter 1: Achieving Equity Through Standards and Assessments


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