Assessment and Instruction for Diverse Language Learners

3 CREDITS    |    TERM 1

This course is intended to engage teacher students in exploring different theories, issues, procedures, methods and approaches related to designing and implementing assessments. Students will examine key concepts of assessment including learner identity and assessment, standards and standardized testing, listening, speaking, reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary assessments, dynamic assessment, technology-based assessment, dilemmas and biases associated with assessment decisions, and assessment as a socially and culturally constructed experience.