ERIC Number: ED367191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Annotated Bibliography on ABE/ESL Assessment.
Davis, Ann E.; Arter, Judith A.
As part of the process of developing an assessment system for Washington State Adult Basic Education/English as a Second Language (ABE/ESL) a review of literature was conducted, the product of which is the annotated bibliography presented here. The first section of the bibliography is a review of the materials found during the course of the literature search. The section is divided into three parts: large scale assessment, alternative assessment, and published reviews of tests. Large scale assessment refers to assessment information and strategies used at program and/or state levels. The annotated materials deal with issues and problems of accountability and large scale assessment. Also, assessment strategies of the Northwest Workplace Basics project and JTPA are summarized. The alternative assessment section includes information on types of assessment that are not standardized. The articles reviewed in this part deal primarily with classroom assessments, which can be used to improve instruction and monitor learner progress. Articles relate to assessment practices in English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), and public education programs. Sections two, three, and four have updated citations on alternative assessments--portfolios, reading alternatives, and mathematics alternatives--that are available through the Test Center at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory. These have been kept separate in order to facilitate procurement for examination by interested professionals. (AB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.