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Standards-Based Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners

Standards-Based Instruction and Assessment for English Language Learners

April 2004 | 160 pages | Corwin
According to the recently enacted "No Child Left Behind" legislation, "Each state, school district, and school will be expected to make adequate yearly progress toward meeting state standards. This progress will be measured for all students by sorting results for students who are economically disadvantaged, from racial or ethnic minority groups, have disabilities, or have limited English proficiency. [emphasis added]" Schools not able to demonstrate adequate progress will face sanctions and corrective action. May Ann Lachat's book will help administrators and teachers reach this goal by improving instructional and assessment techniques for standards to the very specific context of limited English proficient students.

The author begins with an overview of standards and places it in the context of LEP students. She then covers the specifics of standards-based instruction and assessment for LEP students. Schoolwide initiatives and reforms are addressed in the final chapter.

About the Author
1. Achieving Equity Through Standards and Assessments
2. Understanding Today's English Language Learners
3. Applying Accountability Reforms
4. Implementing Standards-Based Learning With English Language Learners
5. Achieving the Vision of High Standards for All
Resource A: Guiding Questions for Determining the Appropriateness of Learning Tasks in Performance Assessments for English Language Learners
Resource B: Professional Development That Supports the Learning and Achievement of English Language Learners
Resource C: Policies and Practices That Support the Learning and Achievement of English Language Learners

Mary Ann Lachat

Dr. Mary Ann Lachat is Co-founder and President of the Center for Resource Management, Inc. (CRM), a professional-services firm dedicated to helping schools achieve equity and high quality learning for all students. She has more than 30 years of experience with school reform initiatives at state and local levels, and she has worked extensively with state education agencies and school district teams in addressing issues for diverse learners. Since the late 1990s she has written and presented on standards-based learning and assessment for English language learners. Her work has focused on translat-ing what has been learned in the research... More About Author

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