Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Authentic Assessment ESL: Student-Teacher Conferences

Question: What can teachers learn from student-teacher conferences?

Answer/Quote: “Teachers can ask students to explain how they approached and completed some of the key tasks…. In addition, teachers can use the time to ask second-language students how they view their progress in the two languages. They can also ask students to identify what they are currently finding easy and difficult to do. This procedure may uncover unique problems or questions teachers never anticipated.” P. 200.

Title: “Assessing the Literacy Development of Second-Language Students: A Focus on Authentic Assessment.” Georgia Earnest Garcia, pp. 180-205.  In Kids Come in All Languages: Reading Instruction for ESL Students. Eds. K Spangensberg-Urgschat and R Pritchard. Newark, DE: IRA. 1994.

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