Ch.07 Survey: Assessment and Accountability

Teachers, coaches, and administrators can use this survey from the end of Chapter 7 (Vald├ęs et al) to investigate the assessment and accountability context surrounding CCSS and ELLs/emergent bilinguals at their school/district/organization. The survey asks educators to focus on a) the degree to which their district/school/program uses authentic assessments for ELLs/EBs, b) what all educators actually know about fair assessment and accountability practices for linguistically and culturally diverse learners, and c) perceptions of testing and accountability.

After individuals complete their surveys, leadership teams are encouraged to discuss survey responses, and identify one to three issues that stand out as challenges in their context. Then team members are asked to identify one to three action steps they can take to address the challenges they identify. As questions arise, educators are encouraged to turn to expert responses in the chapter for guidance.

Publication: Common Core Bilingual and English Language Learners: A Resource for Educators

Topic: Policy, Leadership, and Advocacy


Object(s): survey