ERIC Number: ED373581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing Students in Bilingual Contexts: Provisional Guidelines. Prepublication Edition.
Dolson, David P.
The guidelines for assessment of limited-English-proficient (LEP) students in California public schools are one result of a recent statewide study of instruction and services for language minority children. An introductory section offers background information. Five subsequent sections present the specific guidelines, with explanation. The guidelines address the following issues and principles: an assessment procedure for each student; annual assessments for learners of English as a Second Language; handling special cases; assessment of students in some other categories, not classified as LEP; independent and separate development in English and native languages; avoidance of translation; separately structured assessment for each language; dealing with dialects; need for student background information for assessment purposes; data management for proper analysis; clarifying the role of staff; disseminating key messages concerning assessment to students and parents; and recognizing superior performance. Appended materials include notes on construction of bilingual instruction programs, information on the California Learning Assessment System, and a sample student data collection form, with instructions. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Dialects, English (Second Language), Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Language Skills, Language Tests, Limited English Speaking, Measurement Techniques, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Testing
Bilingual Education Office, California Department of Education, P.O. Box 944272, Sacramento, CA 94244-2720.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bilingual Education Office.