• Assessment for Linguistically Diverse Students
  • Session One: Understanding My Role as an Assessor
  • Session Two: Developing Understanding through Media
  • Session Three: Designing Assessment Using Standards for Effective Pedagogy
  • Session Four : Considering Alternative Assessments in Relationship to ELs
  • Session Five: Designing and Developing Assessments
  • Session Six: Debating and Responding to Assessment Issues
  • Session Seven: Developing Knowledge for Practice and Advocacy
  • Session Eight : Revealing My Learning
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  • LA 7.6 Center 5--Meeting Legal Obligations for ELs

    Checking for Assessment Compliance at My School and in My District


    Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

    Build and demonstrate your assessment literacy and ability to effectively implement the assessment process, and evaluate, select, and construct assessment tasks and procedures; build and demonstrate your ability to effectively attend to evidence from multiple sources in assessing language minority students.

    Assessment: pts.

    TA: 20 Minutes

    Teachers can build and demonstrate their assessment literacy and ability to effectively implement the assessment process by learning how to interpret standardized tests scores to determine next steps in instruction.

    Students have studied concepts and practices for assessing linguistically diverse students during the course. Students now view a Power Point about interpreting standardized test scores. They take notes and discuss how to use these scores in their practice.


      1. For this activity, we have provided the Fact Sheet that accompanied the most recent Joint Memorandum, which was sent to states and school districts. It identifies key areas where, for 20 years, schools have typically been out of compliance. We have reviewed these facts in earlier courses but are revisiting it here in terms of issues for assessment 
      2. We provided a worksheet to guide your exploration of how your school and district responds to the elements we have identified as relevant to assessment.
      3. Review the item on the Fact Sheet, identify how your district responds to the item, and then consider how they might respond. 
      4. If you have further interest this link will take you to the letter that accompanies the fact sheet. https://equitypress.org/-yYdw

        This content is provided to you freely by Equity Press.

        Access it online or download it at https://equitypress.org/diverse_assessment/la_75__meeting_legal.