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TESL 506 - Assessment for Equity and Inclusion of Linguistic and Cultural Differences and Exceptionalities

(3 credits)
This course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for selecting, adapting, designing and interpreting assessments for PreK-12 English language learners (ELLs). The course will include discussion of appropriate assessment procedures for assessing culturally and linguistically diverse students, including formal, informal, alternative and self-assessments, as well as practice interpreting assessment results and planning future instruction and/or program placement based on those results. Participants will learn to effectively distinguish between and assess ELLs’ language proficiency, including academic language proficiency, and mastery of content matter. Participants will also consider ways in which linguistic and cultural differences affect assessment outcomes, how to evaluate assessment results’ validity and reliability for English learners, and best practices for assessing ELLs with exceptionalities.