ERIC Number: EJ791847
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: N/A
Assessing the Programmatic and Instructional Effectiveness of an English as a Second Language Program
Upton, Thomas A.
Assessment Update, v19 n2 p10-11 Mar-Apr 2007
Since the establishment of the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program of the Department of English in the School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in 1985, student enrollments, student needs, program policies, course curriculum, and testing procedures had all seen significant changes. However, there had been no recent program-wide evaluation to ensure coherence among the various components of the ESL Program and that student needs were being met. Because the ESL Program was testing and teaching more than 500 students each year, the faculty felt it was essential to conduct a review of the program to ensure that they were meeting high standards. This article presents a program review developed for assessing the effectiveness of the ESL Program at IUPUI.
Descriptors: Student Needs, Second Language Learning, Testing, Program Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness, Liberal Arts, English (Second Language), Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana