• Assessment for Linguistically Diverse Students
  • Session One: Understanding My Role as an Assessor
  • Session Two: Developing Understanding through Media
  • Session Three: Designing Assessment Using Standards for Effective Pedagogy
  • Session Four : Considering Alternative Assessments in Relationship to ELs
  • Session Five: Designing and Developing Assessments
  • Session Six: Debating and Responding to Assessment Issues
  • Session Seven: Developing Knowledge for Practice and Advocacy
  • Session Eight : Revealing My Learning
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  • HW 3.3 Using Technology for Developing ELs Academic Language


    Learning Outcome Pedagogical Intent Student Position

    Understand issues of assessment and accommodation and will use a variety of measurement tools to evaluate English language learners for placement, proficiency and instruction.

    Assessment: 50 pts.

    Due: Session 4

    Teachers can use technology tools to promote interaction with content as well as interaction with each other, enabling ELLs to practice their English language skills.

    Students are learning about English language assessment practices. Now they will consider the role of technology in their work with English language learners to promote academic language use at the word, sentence, and discourse level.


    1.Read the WIDA focus bulletin on Technology to help you evaluate the type of technology used in your classroom.

    2.Write a report identifying specific media and technology tools you are aware of or that you learn about in the reading. In the report: 

    3.Use the form entitled Evaluating Technology Tech Tools for Learning & Academic Language. Continue your report by examining a tech tool, media, or game used in your classroom and its effectiveness or ineffectiveness in developing academic language in your ELs.

    4.Bring this form and your report to session 4 and be ready to share your findings.

    This content is provided to you freely by BYU Open Learning Network.

    Access it online or download it at https://open.byu.edu/diverse_assessment/HW_3.3.