ERIC Number: ED427493
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-May-9
Assessment, Identification and Placement of Second Language Learners: The Chester Upland School District Model. Neumann College Occasional Papers in Education #38.
Prewitt Diaz, Joseph O.
This paper presents a procedure for the assessment, identification, and placement of second language learners in the Chester Upland School District in Pennsylvania. The second language learner educational program is designed to: (1) make instructional use of both English and the student's native language; (2) enable second language learners to achieve English proficiency and academic mastery of subject matter content and higher order skills, including critical thinking, so as to meet age appropriate grade promotion and graduation standards in concert with the National Education Goals; (3) develop the native language skills of second language learners; and (4) include the participation of English-proficient students if the program is designed to enable all enrolled students to become proficient in English as a second language. The paper discusses theoretical perspectives, steps in identification and language assessment, the educational placement, referral for screening, the Suggested Instructional Plan process for second language learners, the line of inquiry, psychological evaluation, Individualized Education Program, and placement in specially designed instruction. (CR)
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Individualized Education Programs, Language Minorities, Minority Groups, Second Language Learning, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Neumann Coll., Aston, PA.