ERIC Number: ED447159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Designing a Standards-Based Accountability System for Language Minority and Immigrant Student Populations: A Guide for School District Personnel and Program Evaluators. Second Edition.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
This guide contains specific comments and insights concerning the application of a standards-based evaluation and accountability system in schools and school districts that enroll significant concentrations of language minority and immigrant students. The guide introduces key concepts associated with the development and maintenance of a standards-based evaluation and accountability system and suggests approaches for the inclusion of English learner (EL) and immigrant students in the system. Guidance is also provided on appropriate assessment approaches to be used with EL students and on determining the appropriate language of assessment of individual EL students. The guide also contains examples of how to collect data, how to develop supportive reports on EL and immigrant student performance, and how to draw conclusions about program effectiveness, including how to use evaluation data to advocate for program improvement. Appendixes contain suggested standardized assessment approaches, determining the language of assessment, collecting data, and reporting student performance. (Contains 14 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Note: A joint publication of the Language Policy and Leadership Office and the Language Proficiency and Academic Accountability Unit.