Assessment and Support

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Online Course

This course is part of the ESL Certification Program you must be accepted into the program to take this course.

This course is designed to expand participants’ knowledge of effective assessment practices and support services available for ELL students.

This course is the fifth course in the ESL certification program. This course will allow teachers to gain exposure to the tools necessary to be able to assess English Language Learners appropriately and in a timely way. The course will offer knowledge on benchmarks for different proficiency levels. An ESL teacher will need to know, demonstrate and share knowledge and techniques of appropriate assessment with a range of stakeholders. This will include the ability to implement required testing as well as to make accommodations to such testing where appropriate; the expertise to help colleagues and families understand how assessment can be designed and interpreted to best demonstrate what ELLs know and can do; the use of data generated by multiple measures of assessment to ensure that ELLs have access to a quality language instructional program; and to make forward progress toward benchmarks in language and academic proficiency while enrolled and exited the program.

This course is online and available for 24 hours a day during the term of the course.

This is an online course. You will receive specific information concerning this course or workshop on the day the course starts. A User ID, password, and link to the course site will be emailed to you at that time, there will not be any additional electronic communications before then.

Participants must have a working knowledge of computers and Internet use, high speed Internet access, and a working email account for the duration of the course.

Please make sure your email address is correct in your account and your PPID# is provided on this site.

All students must purchase their own textbook.

Required text: Assessing English Language Learners: Bridges from Language Proficiency to Academic Achievement, Author: Margo Gottlieb Publisher: Corwin ISBN:978-0761988892.

Text is not included in the fee.

The IU 1 does not provide the text, you must acquire the text before the course begins.

Target Audience
This course is part of the ESL Certification Program you must be accepted into the program to take this course.

Instructors: Teresa Huff and Jenny Lent

Cost: $340

Credits/Hours: 3 Continuing Professional Education Credit


For more information about this event, contact:

Jenny Lent
Director of Curriculum and Instruction
724-938-3241 ext. 268