Explores different approaches for creating, scoring, and evaluating both formal and informal standards-based language assessment measures for students of different ages and ability levels. Topics include authentic communicative assessment measures, portfolio assessment, and standardized testing for placement, to inform instruction, and measure achievement; test biases; testing different skills; and knowledge of state and federally mandated assessment measures and their implications for English language learners. Foregrounds authentic and useful classroom language assessment measures. Springs.
*All course information is from the 2013-2014 Catalog.