EEX 3221

The activity descriptions provided in this summary of ESOL infused activities or assignments is intended to provide you with information about what pieces of evidence you may include in your TESOL-in-Progress notebook. It thus concentrates on the ESOL component of the activity or assignment, and may not reflect all portions of each class assignment or activity. Carefully read through the entire assignment description in your syllabus to ensure that you fulfill all assignment requirements for this course.

EEX3221_1.0

ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)2.2, 5.1
Activity ObjectiveSelect and demonstrate skill in the design, administration,and interpretation of informal assessment techniques and procedures.
Activity DescriptionWritten Informal Assessment: Candidates will analyze and review a test including information on whether the tests are culturally/racially fair taking into account English language learners from linguistically, varying levels of English proficiency, and culturally diverse backgrounds.
ESOL-specific Reading(s)Overton, T. (2005). Assessment in specialeducation: An applied approach. (Fifth edition) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Lenski, S., Ehlers-Zavala, F., Daniel, M., Sun-Irminger, X. (2006). The Reading Teacher, 60(1), 24-34. Retrieved from http://www.madison.k12.in.us/MCSWeb/CSSU/ELL%20Resources/For%20ELL%20teachers/Assessing%20English-language%20learners.pdf
Generic Syllabus URLN/A
Detailed Assignment Description URLN/A
Electronic Portfolio AssessmentNO

EEX3221_2.0

ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)1.1, 4.2, 5.1
Activity Objective1) Describe the ethical concerns and issues related to assessment; and, 2) Identify strategies for promoting non-biased assessment of students from culturally diverse backgrounds.
Activity DescriptionCandidates will create a concept map that analyzes and reviews a test to determine whether the tests are culturally/racially fair taking into account English language learners from linguistically, varying levels of English proficiency, and culturally diverse backgrounds.
ESOL-specific Reading(s)Overton, T. (2005). Assessment in specialeducation: An applied approach. (Fifth edition) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Lenski, S., Ehlers-Zavala, F., Daniel, M., Sun-Irminger, X. (2006). The Reading Teacher, 60(1), 24-34. Retrieved from http://www.madison.k12.in.us/MCSWeb/CSSU/ELL%20Resources/For%20ELL%20teachers/Assessing%20English-language%20learners.pdf
Generic Syllabus URLN/A
Detailed Assignment Description URLN/A
Electronic Portfolio AssessmentNO

EEX3221_3.0

ESOL Performance Standard(s) and Indicator(s)2.1, 2.2, 4.1, 5.1
Activity Objective1) Obtain knowledge of students through tests, observations, and student records; 2) Obtain knowledge of students through tests, observations, and student records; 3) Identify, select and apply appropriate data-based instructional measures in making instructional and behavioral decisions and planning individual student programs (e.g., IEPs, etc.) and, 4) Use performance data and teacher/student/parent input to make or suggest instructional decisions and/or modifications, as appropriate in the learning environment.
Activity DescriptionCandidates will create a Psycho-Educational Report. In groups, candidates will conduct a review of the administration, scoring and interpretation of test presentations/competency check (50 pts). Candidates will be evaluated on the accuracy of the procedures and the appropriateness of their selection of instructional materials and strategies considering students' learning disabilities and the English language learners' level of English proficiency. A reflection on this project is also required to document professional growth and learning.
ESOL-specific Reading(s)Overton, T. (2005). Assessment in specialeducation: An applied approach. (Fifth edition) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. Lenski, S., Ehlers-Zavala, F., Daniel, M., Sun-Irminger, X. (2006). The Reading Teacher, 60(1), 24-34. Retrieved from http://www.madison.k12.in.us/MCSWeb/CSSU/ELL%20Resources/For%20ELL%20teachers/Assessing%20English-language%20learners.pdf
Generic Syllabus URLN/A
Detailed Assignment Description URLN/A
Electronic Portfolio AssessmentYES