Formative Assessment - A Lifeline for Students Struggling with Academic Language

Wednesday February 7, 2024
1:30 - 3:00 PM

Formative assessment builds the capacity of educators working with English learners to maximize El student’s ability to learn the target language while mastering rigorous grade level academic content. Formative assessment also supports students in taking ownership for their own learning by engaging in structured self-assessment practices.This session will provide attendees with a formative assessment framework specifically focused on providing accessible instruction to ensure ELs meet both the language and content learning targets, and demonstrate how this framework can be applied at each stage of the lesson cycle. This four-step process focuses on (1) clarifying the language and content targets, (2) collecting evidence, (3) analyzing evidence, and (4) acting on evidence to modify instruction and learning activities. While this language-focused process is a lifeline for English learners, all students can benefit from the formative assessment framework shared during this session.

In-person Workshop
classroom leaders