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Formative Language Assessment for English Learners


“Language assessment for formative purposes is a new process, and one that is deserving of our attention and creativity.  We hope that the information from this book will help teachers use the process effectively to support student learning.”

—Rita MacDonald, Timothy Boals, Mariana Castro, H. Gary Cook, Todd Lundberg, and Paula A. White, all of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment)

Thank you for exploring Formative Language Assessment for English Learners.  Read the sample chapters provided to learn:

  • what formative language assessment is and looks like in high school classrooms

  • how formative language assessment fits in with teaching and learning 

  • how a four-step process for formative assessment unfolds in a school setting, with school, teacher, and student examples

  • how to weave academic language into lesson plans for all genres including math, science, and history.