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1 The CALLA Handbook – Chapter 6 Assessing Student Progress in CALLA Dr. Ellen de Kanter University of St. Thomas Instructional Strategies for the Content Area in ESL BIED 5336

2 Alternative Assessment  Purposes  To place students into programs; monitor students’ progress;identify specific instructional needs; exit students from special language programs; conduct formative or summative program evaluation.  Rationale  Intrinsically interesting to students because it is authentic and varied.  Design  Focuses on four basic procedures:  Construction  Administrative Requirements  Scoring  Interpretation

3 Examples of Alternative Assessment  Performance Measures  Text Retelling  Cloze Testing  Holistic and Analytical Scoring of Writing Samples  Teacher Rating Scales  Student Self-Rating Scales  Assessment of Higher-Order Thinking Skills

4 Portfolio Assessment  Reasons for Using Portfolios: Rationale  Systematic  Accessible  Focused  Efficient method of providing visible evidence of student progress  Useful for making instructional decisions

5 Portfolio Assessment  Guidelines for Portfolio Assessment  Determine the purpose  Select information for the portfolio  Decide haw to organize it  Establish a data collection plan  Review the Students progress  Decide on portfolio use

6 The CALLA Handbook – Chapter 6 Assessing Student Progress in CALLA Dr. Ellen de Kanter University of St. Thomas Instructional Strategies for the Content Area in ESL BIED 5336


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