Accountability: Language Acquisition and Ell Student Essays

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2012F Final 505BXA Student Name Perina Holmes
Time started _______________________________ Time Finished ____________________

Correct English language usage and legibility will be considered in the scoring of your responses.

Part I. Within the context of our studies of English as a Second Language, provide a full definition or explanation of the following terms. (30 pts.)

1. Authentic assessment -assessments are considered authentic if they stem directly from classroom activities, allow students to share in the process of evaluating their progress, and valid and reliable in that they truly assess a student’s classroom performance in a stable manner. 2. Comprehensible input-comprehensible input ignores the active role of a learner in communicating and negotiating useful and understandable language. 3. AVP Memorandum- the process of ELL students’ progress across America 4. Virginia Collier – Virginia Collier is a professor who is best known for her work on school effectiveness for linguistically and culturally diverse student’s 5. NYSESLAT - the NYSESLAT Literacy is the test giving to ELL student’s every year from grades k-12 6. HLQ-HLQ is the home language questionnaire giving to ELL parents to see what is the main language spoken at home 7. NLA-NLA stands for native language instruction. This is instruction is geared to help ELL strengthen their first language 8. May 1974 OCR- the act OCR was created by the office of civil rights to give ELL students the opportunity to receive an equal education. 9. Context Embedded-Embedded instruction is an approach used to promote child engagement, learning, and independence in everyday activities, routines, and transitions 10. Balanced Literacy- Balanced Literacy is a methodology that integrates various modalities of literacy instruction.

Part II. Multiple Choice. Please circle your preferred response. (20 pts.)

1. All of the following are valid, except: A. Children carry parental or family values into the classroom. B. Teachers in US society tend to be members of the middle class. C. Tests, used in school, primarily reflect the skills and knowledge that are relevant to students who are members of the middle class. D. I.Q. tests give a true picture of a child’s potential. (answer)

2. Which of the following components of a child’s first language impacts his performance when learning a second language, such as English? A. writing systems B. sound-symbol relations C. oral language base D. all of the choices are correct(answer)

3. The federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation mandates which of the following? A. Each state must develop a yearly accountability plan that reports students’ proficiency levels of achievement(answer). B. English language learners must be assessed for proficiency annually. C. 95% of students in subgroups must participate in annual mandated achievement testing, in grades three through eight. D. All of the choices are correct

4. Ms. Blackwell used a translator during a parent-teacher conference, but she found that the parents still didn’t understand much of the conversation about multiple intelligences and their daughter’s bodily-kinesthetic mode of learning. Which of the following is the most likely cause for the communication problem? A. The parents’ lack of literacy skills B. An unskilled translator C. The teacher’s use of jargon(answer) D. The parents’ denial of the situation

5. Although most bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers are not specialists in math or science, they can still deliver an effective math and science curriculum: A. By avoiding difficult or complex concepts B. Through collaboration with math and science specialists(answer) C. by assigning more difficult