Provide a superior education for students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds!
Education reform initiatives emphasize that all students must be held to the same standards of academic achievement. Yet assessment and instructional practices in American schools were neither created nor designed to be responsive to the range of diversity represented in today's classroom.
Standards-Based Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners explores the issues that must be addressed to ensure the academic success of English Language Learners (ELLs). Providing an overview of what standards-based educational reforms means for the fast-growing population of ELLs in America's schools, author Mary Ann Lachat offers practical guidelines to help school administrators and classroom teachers implement effective practices for culturally diverse learners. The manual includes useful tools for conducting a schoolwide assessment and designing professional development plans for teachers.
Bridging research to policy and practice implications, this unique manual examines
- The characteristics of ELLs in America's schools
- How language and culture affect learning
- Language development issues for ELLs
- What teachers need to know about assessment for ELLs
- Standards-based learning practices that support the success of ELLs
Help fulfill our nation's unprecedented commitment to educate all children to be effective thinkers, communicators, and problem-solvers. In increasingly diverse classrooms, an understanding of standards-based instruction and assessment for ELLs is essential for achieving both excellence and equity in our education system.Designed primarily for principals, classroom teachers, directors of bilingual education, Title 1 coordinators, and other administrators responsible for ELLs, this innovative volume is also an extraordinary resource for bilingual education and ESL teachers.