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ERIC Number: ED388088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jun
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Assessing Language Development in Bilingual Preschool Children. NCBE Program Information Guide Series No. 22.
McLaughlin, Barry; And Others
This guide offers advice on the assessment of the language development abilities of bilingual preschool children. A brief review of general bilingual child language development, including mixing and loss or semilingualism, is followed by a review of current assessment practices. A language assessment procedure developed for the State of California for use with bilingual preschool children is detailed. It includes making the plan, collecting information, developing a portfolio and a narrative summary, meeting with the family and staff, and developing an appropriate curriculum. This assessment process must be repeated continually as the child develops. Using such a program will require drastic reform and, with it, a restructuring of time uses, professional staff development, accountability, and the parent-school relationship. (Contains 23 references.) (NAV)
NCBE, 1118 22nd Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037 ($3.50; checks payable to NCBE/George Washington University).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California