Literacy Assessment of Second Language Learners

ISBN-10: 0205274439
ISBN-13: 9780205274437
Edition: 2001
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Description: Experts in the field of assessment of literacy development of bilingual learners have contributed articles that provide tools to help classroom teachers assess literacy. In response to the increasingly diverse bilingual population of our schools,  More...

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Book details

List price: $87.20
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/27/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 190
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Experts in the field of assessment of literacy development of bilingual learners have contributed articles that provide tools to help classroom teachers assess literacy. In response to the increasingly diverse bilingual population of our schools, this book offers clear, research-based and class tested perspectives so that teachers can work with the literacy needs and levels of their students. Literacy Assessment of Second Language Learners views literacy as a social, linguistic and cognitive process. Abilities developed in one language are used and transferred to a second language. The approach to assessment is authentic and meaning based as compared to traditional, formal assessment. This text also takes into account the unique circumstances of second language learners. For educators of a Second Language.

Preface
Contributing Authors
An Integrated Approach to the Teaching and Assessment of Language Arts
Background Research
How Does Literacy Develop?
Are L One and L Two Complimentary?
What Are the Current Issues in Assessment for Bilingual Students?
Why Are Students Assessed?
What Measures Are Available That Promote Effective Instruction for Second Language Learners?
Implications for Practice
Oral Language
Writing
Reading
Self-Assessment
Practical Classroom Applications
What Instructional Strategies Promote Second Language Competencies and Emotional Security?
Foster Comprehension and Communication across Languages
Assessing Progress in Second-Language Acquisition
Background Research
New Perspectives in the Teaching and Assessment of Early Literacy
The Connection Between L[subscript 1] and L[subscript 2] Literacy
The Connection Between Oral Language and Literacy Development
Facilitating Language Growth across the Stages
Current Issues in ESL Assessment
Implications for Practice
Practical Classroom Application
Skills Assessed
Assessment Measures
Final Thoughts and Reflection
Assessing the Writing of Spanish-Speaking Students: Issues and Suggestions
Research Background
Implications/Applications for Practice
Final Thoughts
Appendix
Models for Evaluating Writing English and Spanish
Assessment of Reading Comprehension Strategies for Intermediate Bilingual Learners
What the Research Says
Implications for Practice
Practical Classroom Applications
Assessment of Prereading Strategies
Assessment of During-Reading Strategies
Assessment of Postreading Strategies
Recordkeeping
Summary
Conclusion
Assessment in the Content Areas for Students Acquiring English
Research Background
Demographics
Content Literacy and English-Language Learners
Nature of Expository Text
Enhancing Comprehension of Concepts and Vocabulary
Implications for the Classroom
Equity Issues in Assessment
Information Needed from Assessment
Guiding Principles of Assessment
Practical Classroom Applications
Content Reading and Study Skills Inventory
Learning Journals
Concept and Vocabulary Maps
Portfolios and Performance-Based Assessment
Reflections
Assessing Bilingual Students: When Policies and Practices Meet in the Classroom
Lessons Learned
Reasons to Assess Students
Standards-Based Reform
The Relationship Between Standards and Assessment
Assessments and Their Link to Educational Services
Summary
Assessment and Intervention with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
The Problem
Research Findings on the Length of Time English Language-Learners Require to Catch Up Academically
Implications of the Research for Assessment and Intervention
Assessment: The Bilingual Verbal Abilities Tests
Clinical Assessment
Classroom and Preclinical Assessment
Intervention: The Centrality of Reading for Academic Language Development
A Practical Application of the Shared Reading Program and BVAT Assessment
Conclusion
Needed: A Framework for Integrating Standardized and Informal Assessment for Students Developing Academic Language Proficiency in English
Conceptualizing Academic Language
Measuring Fourth-Grade Students' Academic Language Development
The Context of Instruction
The Content of Instruction and Assessment
Integrating Standardized and Informal Assessment
Student Performance in Science, Reading, and Writing
Examples of the Assessment Process
Insights from Jorge's Assessment
Discussion and Conclusions
Effective Instructional Practices and Assessment for Literacy and Biliteracy Development
Development of Biliteracy in Bilingual Programs
Approaches to Biliteracy Instruction
A Model of Cross-Linguistic Interaction in L2 Reading
Historical Overview
Guiding Principles for Biliteracy Instruction and Assessment
Conclusion
Assessing Our Work with Parents on Behalf of Children's Literacy
Assessing Our Work with Parents
Brief Background on Research
Implications for Practice
Practical School and Classroom Applications
Transformative Family Literacy: Parents and Children as Authors
Interactive Learning at Home and in the Classroom: Parents, Teachers and Children as Authors
Final Thoughts
Index

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