Assessment Accommodations for Classroom Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

Paperback | June 5, 2012

bySocorro G. Herrera, Kevin G. Murry, Robin M. Cabral

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A much-needed resource for helping teachers assess the increasing number of diverse students and English learners in today’s K-12 classrooms, Assessment Accommodations for Classroom Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students details effective classroom assessment practices and organizes recommended strategies around the four critical dimensions of the CLD student biography: the sociocultural, linguistic, academic, and cognitive dimensions. Written from the perspective of a differential lens on assessment practices for CLD students, the book focuses on the student as the driving force behind its narrative and organization and examines the Who, Where, What, When, and How of using appropriate assessment practices with CLD students.

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A much-needed resource for helping teachers assess the increasing number of diverse students and English learners in today’s K-12 classrooms, Assessment Accommodations for Classroom Teachers of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students details effective classroom assessment practices and organizes recommended strategies around the...

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A much-needed guide to implementing effective assessment practices in today’s increasingly culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms.   Who should be the focus of assessment? Where should assessment efforts for CLD students be concentrated? What should be the key purposes of assessments for CLD students? When should...

Dr. Socorro G. Herrera currently serves as a professor of elementary education at Kansas State University and is executive director of the Center for Intercultural and Multilingual Advocacy (CIMA). Certified in elementary education, bilingual education, and school counseling, Dr. Herrera’s recent publications have appeared in the Jour...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.1 × 7.3 × 0.7 inPublished:June 5, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132853353

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Table of Contents

Preface  

About the Authors 

Chapter 1  Classroom Assessment amidst Cultural and Linguistic Diversity   

What’s Different about Today’s Classroom?  

Immigration Fallacies and Facts  

The Next Generation Of Students: America’s Potential

What’s Changed about the Readiness of Classroom Teachers for Student Diversity?  

What’s Evolved about Appropriate Assessment Practices for CLD Students?   

 

Chapter 2  Authentic Assessment   

Rationale for the Use of Authentic Assessments  

Reliability and Validity of Authentic Assessments  

Types of Authentic Assessment  

Performance-Based Assessments  

Portfolios  

Self-Assessment and Peer Assessment  

Interview-Based Assessment  

Play-Based Assessment  

Cooperative Group Assessment  

Dialogue Journals and Scaffolded Essays  

Scoring and Related Issues of Authentic Assessment  

Rubrics  

Checklists and Questionnaires  

Additional Considerations  

 

Chapter 3  Response to Intervention, Preinstructional Assessment, and the CLD Student

What Is Response To Intervention?

What Does RTI Look Like?

Tiers of RTI Instruction

Preinstructional Assessment

Formal and Informal Preassessment

History/Herstory: What the CLD Student Brings to the Classroom  

Biopsychosocial History of the CLD Student  

Education History of the CLD Student  

Language History of the CLD Student  

Preassessment Resources: Home Visits and School Conferences  

 

Chapter 4  Assessment of Acculturation   

Acculturation and Enculturation Processes  

When What Used to Work No Longer Works  

Acculturation Dynamics  

Relationship between Cultural Identity and Acculturation  

The Role of Acculturation and Emotions in Learning  

Assessing Level of Acculturation  

Informal Assessment of Acculturation  

Formal Assessment of Acculturation  

Impact of Acculturation on Appropriate Methods of Assessment  

Using Acculturation Information to Inform Instruction  

Cultural Differences as Learning Assets 

Programming-Related Issues: Assessment of Acculturation  

Identification  

Placement  

Monitoring  

Exit  

 

Chapter 5  Assessment of Language Proficiency

Rationale for Language Proficiency Assessment  

Rationale for Assessing Primary Language Proficiency 

Rationale for Assessing English as a Second Language  

Key Elements of Language Acquisition and Proficiency  

Syntax   

Morphology  

Phonology  

Semantics  

Pragmatics  

Informal Assessment of Language Proficiency  

Key Issues in Informal Assessment  

Home Language Surveys  

Parent Interviews  

Informal Assessment of Academic Language Proficiency  

Formal Assessment of Language Proficiency  

Standardized Formal Assessments of Language Proficiency  

Further Considerations  

Programming-Related Issues: Language Proficiency Assessment  

Identification  

Placement  

Monitoring  

Exit  

 

Chapter 6  Assessment of Content-Area Learning   

Formative Content-Area Assessment  

Informal Formative Assessment  

Formal Formative Assessment  

Summative Content-Area Assessment  

Informal Summative Assessment: Portfolios as Authentic Assessments  

Formal Summative Assessment: High-Stakes Tests  

The Role of Language in Content-Area Assessment  

Bias in Classroom-Based Content-Area Assessments  

Programming-Related Issues: Content-Area Assessment  

Identification  

Placement  

Monitoring  

Exit  

 

Chapter 7  Special Education Issues in the Assessment of CLD Students   

What Is Special Education?  

Is Disproportionality Really an Issue? 

Why Should We Be Concerned?  

Implications for Classroom Teachers  

The Importance of Information: Review and Request  

Preassessment for Special Education  

Attention to the Assessment Process  

Reevaluation Considerations  

 

Chapter 8  Postinstructional Assessment   

Teacher-Driven Postinstructional Assessment  

Linguistic Postinstructional Assessment  

Academic Postinstructional Assessment  

Cognitive Postinstructional Assessment  

Sociocultural Postinstructional Assessment  

But What about the Grade?  

Conclusion  

Appendix:

Appendix A: TESOL Standards of Best Practice

Appendix B: Teacher Resources

Glossary  

References  

Index