Assessment Ell Essay

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Assessments ELL
Krystine M. Ngo
Grand Canyon University ESL-223N SEI English Language Teaching: Foundations & Methodologies
September 22, 2011

ELL Assessments

Assessment is a valuable tool to measure students learning and achievement. It is an essential element for teacher to reflect on what and how they teach. To assess students is to collect evidence of their learning. Teachers use the information to modify their lesson plans and adjust their instructional methods; students need feedback on their performance to concentrate on their vulnerable areas. Assessment is necessary for parents to reinforce their children strength and assist them where extra attention is required. The data collected will inform school
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She went on explain that with different learning styles and comprehension levels of the students, the school gives individual assessment to each student five times in a school year. This assessment is done in addition to those taken inside the classrooms that are given by the home room teachers. The purpose is to move children up and place them in the appropriate levels according to their developmental growth. At the beginning of the school year all teachers receive a copy of CELDT scores of the students in their classrooms and access to the students previous year’s copy of the CELDT stored in their accumulative file. Teachers then use these data together with their skills, knowledge, daily observations and scaffold questioning techniques to gauge students in their language proficiency developments. The academic dean emphasized that with 75% of her school population being English Language Learners their certified GLADS (Guided Language Acquisition Development) teachers are extremely well trained in many research based strategies to handle and give effective instruction to all levels of ELLs like pre-production, early production, speech emergence, intermediate fluency and advanced fluency to push all students toward rigorous learning. (Interview with Miss Fabiaschi) Some examples of assessment that are given to students across levels K-5 to determine