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A Primer: Diagnostic, Formative, & Summative Assessment

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2002
The article discusses the ‘assessment component’ of teaching and learning and outlines the purposes of assessment, along with the differences between diagnostic, formative, and summative assessment. 
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Local Program Administrators
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Curriculum Developers

Issues in Teaching Speaking Skills to Adult ESOL Learners

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2006
This resource offers an excellent review of the primary issues involved in assessing and furthering adult ESOL learners’ oral skills. 
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Local Program Administrators
Teachers

A Basic Primer for Understanding Standardized Tests and Using Test Scores in Adventures in Assessment, Volume 16

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2004
The purpose of the article is to equip readers with a basic understanding of what goes into standardized test making and what test scores purport to show about learners' skills and abilities. 
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Counselors
Curriculum Developers

Issues in Improving Immigrant Workers' English Language Skills

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2003
This article addresses five points that are at issue for English language learners in the workplace (e.g., language and identity, measuring outcomes) and how employers might address them formally (e....
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Local Program Administrators
Teachers

9 Principles of Good Practice for Assessing Student Learning

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1996
These principles provide information on best practices in assessment as well as information on how to make assessment the most effective.
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Local Program Administrators
Professional Developers
Researchers
State Staff
Teachers
Learners
Curriculum Developers

An Introduction to ESL in the Workplace: A Professional Development Packet

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2002

This step by step training resource for developing ESL work-based programs includes agendas, content, participant activities, handouts, transparencies and trainer resources. The workshop series is...

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Local Program Administrators
Teachers

Framework for Quality Professional Development for Practitioners Working with Adult English Language Learners

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2008

This guide provides a framework, based in research conducted by the American Research Institute, to build quality professional development opportunities for those working with English language...

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Local Program Administrators
Teachers
Professional Developers
Teacher Trainers

Integrating Civic Participation and Adult ESOL

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2005
This brief promotes developing active citizenship through English Language (EL)/Civics classes.
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Local Program Administrators
Teachers

Facilitating Adult Learner Interactions to Build Listening and Speaking Skills

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2008

This practical resource stresses the importance of building oral (speaking and listening) communicative skills necessary for the workplace and community. It provides a review of the research that...

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Evidence-based, Student-centered Instructional Practices

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2010
 This Center for Adult English Language Acquisition (CAELA) Network Brief addresses the importance of and the research supporting the use of student-centered instructional practices in the adult...
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