Standards-Based Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners

Standards-Based Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners
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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