ERIC Number: ED178157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Language in a Responsive Environment.
Biestman, Margot; And Others
Detailed materials for the assessment of language use in a responsive environment are provided for teachers and teaching assistants. Part A consists of a manual and guide for language assessment. A brief account of the responsive model's approach to language instruction is given. Additional sections introduce and describe the observation and assessment instrument (OAI), and provide guides for its use and scoring. Part B presents the OAI: an instrument which focuses on several kinds of classroom language used to instruct, indicate resources, and give choices. For each category of language use, assessment criteria are listed and a rationale is offered. Scoring scales for preschool and primary school aged children are included. Part C provides a language assessment questionnaire for teachers and teaching assistants. How the OAI can be used for self assessment by teachers and teaching assistants is indicated in Part D. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Formative Evaluation, Language Enrichment, Language Usage, Lesson Observation Criteria, Measurement Instruments, Observation, Preschool Teachers, Scoring, Self Evaluation, Teacher Aides, Teacher Evaluation, Teachers
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.