Assessment and Support

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The deadline to register for Assessment and Support is November 29, 2018.

This course is designed to expand participants’ knowledge of effective assessment practices and support services available for English language learning (ELL) students.

This course is the fifth course in the English as a Second Language (ESL) certification program. This course will allow teachers to gain exposure to the tools necessary to be able to assess English language learners appropriately and in a timely way. The course will offer knowledge on benchmarks for different proficiency levels. An ESL teacher will need to know, demonstrate, and share knowledge and techniques of appropriate assessment with a range of stakeholders. This will include the ability to implement required testing as well as to make accommodations to such testing where appropriate; the expertise to help colleagues and families understand how assessment can be designed and interpreted to best demonstrate what ELLs know and can do; the use of data generated by multiple measures of assessment to ensure that ELLs have access to a quality language instructional program; and to make forward progress toward benchmarks in language and academic proficiency while enrolled and exited the program.

This course is online and available for 24 hours a day during the term of the course.

This is an online course. You will receive specific information concerning this course or workshop on the day the course starts. A user ID, password, and link to the course site will be emailed to you at that time; there will not be any additional electronic communications before then.

Participants must have a working knowledge of computers and Internet use, high speed Internet access, and a working email account for the duration of the course.

All students must purchase their own textbook: Assessing English Language Learners: Bridges from Language Proficiency to Academic Achievement, Author: Margo Gottlieb, Publisher: Corwin, ISBN: 978-0761988892. Text is not included in the fee and IU1 does not provide the text; you must acquire the text before the course begins.

Instructors: Teresa Huff and JoBeth McKee

Cost: $340

Credits/Hours: 3 Continuing Professional Education Credit

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For more information about this event, contact:

Jenny Lent
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
724-938-3241 ext. 268