LA 4.2 Exploring Informal Content Area Assessments
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Demonstrate knowledge and use of a variety of on-going, classroom-based assessments adapted to student needs.
TA: 20 Minutes
Teachers incorporate alternative assessments in their practice with ELs as a means of meeting proficiency levels, increasing student engagement and promoting language and literacy growth.
Students have learned about alternative assessment and will now consider using a portfolio assessment and a content-area assessment.
- Complete the following learning activity in a small group.
- Begin by reviewing the descriptions of "portfolio assessment" and "assessing content knowledge" on this website https://equitypress.org/-WuBB(click on the link and then scroll down to the short article). Discuss portfolio assessments as an example of alternative assessments and consider a form of content area assessment with which you are familiar.
- On the Fact Sheet, record your responses to the questions posed. Report on Portfolio Assessment in the first column and then Content Area Assessment in the second.
- Turn in your group forms to the facilitator, with all your names on it, at the end of this session.