• Assessment for Linguistically Diverse Students
  • Session One: Understanding My Role as an Assessor
  • Session Two: Developing Understanding through Media
  • Session Three: Designing Assessment Using Standards for Effective Pedagogy
  • Session Four : Considering Alternative Assessments in Relationship to ELs
  • Session Five: Designing and Developing Assessments
  • Session Six: Debating and Responding to Assessment Issues
  • Session Seven: Developing Knowledge for Practice and Advocacy
  • Session Eight : Revealing My Learning
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  • LA 6.4 Assessment Literacy for Alternative Assessment


    Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

    Understand issues of assessment and accommodation and use a variety of measurement tools to evaluate English Language Learners for placement, proficiency and instruction.

    Assessment: 25 pts.

    TA: 20 Minutes

    Teachers can identify alternative assessments and want to try and determine how to implement them.

    Students are asked to solidify their knowledge of the alternative assessment movement tasks and assessment literacy by articulating how alternative assessments meet the requirements of assessment literacy.


    1. Working as a PLC group, turn again to the Assessment Literacy Chart.  

    2. Using the Assessment Literacy for Alternative Assessment Worksheet. Make a list of alternative assessments you have learned about or tried this semester in the left column. (There is space to list 8 but list as many as you would like).

    2. Identify two or three you are most interested in for further analysis.

    3. Use the Assessment Literacy Chart to examine how each of the two or three alternative assessments you identified meet the requirements of Useful, Meaningful, or Equitable. Note the result of your analysis on the worksheet. (Turn in one worksheet for your group)

    Note: Being able to articulate how the alternatives assessments you use in your classroom are Useful, Meaningful, and Equitable allows you to advocate for your assessment practices.

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