As an ESL teacher questions always arise about ways to assess and evaluate ELL students.
Assessment and Evaluation for ELLs
Many ELL students require a varying degree of differentiation in the types of assessments they are given. Assessments must be fair, equitable and involve higher order thinking skills. It is the responsibility of teachers to have a variety of assessment procedures that benefit all students in the classroom. Although there is value in pencil paper tests often these tests are evaluating the students level of English, content knowledge, and content vocabulary. If using these tests, allow your ELLs to have a glossary of terms accessible to them while writing. Also, vary the types of questions in the test using the list below.