[Assessment 1411] Re: Compiled list of discussion topics

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Wendy Quinones teacherwendyq at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 09:59:41 EDT 2008


Marie,
Great job compiling the resources! And I love the idea of inviting Stephen
Brookfield as a special guest. As usual, Bonnie had a great idea to
contribute.

Wendy Quinones

On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 9:50 AM, Marie Cora <mariecora at gmail.com> wrote:


> Hi everyone,

>

> Thanks so much for this input! This is so great! Ok, looks like I'm going

> to be a busy bee organizing these discussions for us. I've compiled the

> suggestions that have come in so far - but this does not mean I've stopped

> collecting ideas, so if you have others, don't hesitate to send them to the

> List or to me. They are listed in the order in which they have been posted,

> and I have noted where there were multiple votes on topics.

>

> If you have suggestions on resources - both material and person resources -

> that you feel would be beneficial for any of the discussions below, will you

> please email me this info? I can then follow up on any resources that we

> can include in a discussion.

>

> Thanks!!

>

> Marie

>

>

> *Discussion List Items for Assessment*

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> Young Adult Literacy - techniques and assessments for pre GED level (2

> votes)

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> Reply: Stephanie Korber (Director of Youth Education Center for Literacy,

> Inc., Philly) to share materials and strategies used in her program with

> this age group

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> A discussion of how often math is taught in ESL, what math is taught, and

> how math skills are assessed.

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> Transition of ESL students to GED studies, post-secondary education and/or

> job training (8 votes); assessment methods to measure application and

> transfer skills

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> What data elements would really help programs grow and provide insights

> into success

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> A discussion on what assessments may be available for

> meta-cognitive/critical thinking skills/higher-order skills, or how to

> develop assessment tools for these skills. (3 votes)

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> Suggestion: Stephen Brookfield as a special guest (his website

> http://stephenbrookfield.com/papers.html describes ways to assess critical

> thinking in the classroom, in a situational rather than a standardized

> context)

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> Discussion of instructional assessments as opposed to program assessments,

> i.e.: assessments of skills components (for example in reading, the

> measurement of decoding or fluency) that provide a roadmap for instructing

> students, and instructional assessments needed for diagnosing and addressing

> learning needs (2 votes); practical discussion on how to develop/use

> formative assessments

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> Assessment of confidence: how important is it, how do we measure it and how

> can we use the findings in a way that policy and funding people will listen

> to? (2 votes)

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> Assessment in online environments - assessing online/computer literacy

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> How to measure fluency? How do we measure fluency as part of helping people

> gain expertise?

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