Presentation on theme: "Model Standards English as a Second Language OACE Integrated Programs Planning Project Summer 2009."— Presentation transcript:
Model Standards English as a Second Language OACE Integrated Programs Planning Project Summer 2009
Objectives Identify the document(s) that guide curriculum, instruction and assessment in the OACE ESL Program Identify how Standards are organized Identify how our Program has selected “key” or “essential” standards Practice using the ESL Standards
ESL Model Program Standards What was Adult Education ESL like before MS (1992)? How were ESL courses described?
What are the Model Standards? Identify core knowledge and skills (content standards) Identify performance indicators (performance standards)
How are they organized? Content Standards –4 language skills: Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing –7 proficiency levels Performance Standards –Sample assessment tasks 2 additional core content areas Section on integrating SCANS and EFF
What are Performance Standards? Descriptive paragraph of how learner functions upon exit Sample assessment tasks Examples of technology use how well learners need to perform to show mastery
Power Standards In 2006 the ESL Program prioritized the standards, selecting 2 per skill area.
How do ESL teachers use the standards? What level? Should I promote him? consistent attender. active participant. confuses b and p, g and a, v and y. may not respond appropriately when asked familiar questions. communicates haltingly. wants to stay with classmates and be promoted.
How do ESL teachers use the standards? Developing lessons Developing assessments Placement Promotion Program Exit
What do ESL Standards mean to students & teachers? For students: –What I must know, understand and be able to do –What I need to do to demonstrate mastery –When I demonstrate mastery, where I will go
How do the standards contribute to improved student learning? What students need to know Helps teachers specifically target what ss need to learn Helps teachers gauge learner preparedness for the next level, or for exit
In summary… Identify the document (s) Identify how Standards are organized Identify how our ESL Program has selected “key” or “essential” standards Practice using the ESL Standards
Quiz How many … –proficiency levels are described in the MS? –levels are offered by OACE ESL Program –skill areas? Name them… –additional core content areas are described? Name them…. –proficiency levels are described in the National Reporting System?
How can the ESL Model Standards… Inform us in Integrating our programs?