ERIC Number: ED420996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Managing the Assessment Process: A Framework for Measuring Student Attainment of the ESL Standards. TESOL Professional Papers #5.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, VA.
The guide explains the roles of standards-based assessment in various contexts involving students who are learning English as a second language (ESL). It is designed to accompany the "ESL Standards for Pre-K-12 Students," a document that sets out the language competencies needed by ESL students to become fully proficient in English, have unrestricted access to grade- appropriate instruction in challenging academic subjects, and ultimately lead rich and productive lives. The first section provides a conceptual model for assessment, including a description of the phases of the assessment process and basic principles for consideration when assessing ESL students. The second section shows the purposes of assessment and the stakeholders' involvement in the process. Section three describes and distinguishes among different approaches to assessment (criterion-referenced, norm-referenced, language proficiency, academic achievement, direct performance, indirect performance), and the last section discusses some general uses for assessment data. Contains 9 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Language Tests, Professional Associations, Second Language Instruction, Student Evaluation
TESOL, 1600 Cameron Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314-2751.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, VA.