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Balanced Assessment for Linguistically Diverse Schools

This presentation from the American Association for School Administrators (AASA) conference in February 2010 by Diep Nguyen, and it was titled Leadership for Achievement: Balanced Assessment Systems for Linguistically Diverse Schools. Nguyen argues that improving the achievement of all students, particularly ELLs and students with disabilities, demands as internal assessment and accountability system that yields real evidence of student growth relative to state standards, program goals, and local benchmarks. The session presents the BASIC model (Gottlieb & Nguyen, 2007), a state-of-the-art system that draws on common formative and summative assessments included in a pivotal portfolio. Participants examine how to use data to inform decisionmaking at the classroom, school, program, and district levels. Practical strategies for using data to foster collaboration among mainstream, ESL, bilingual, and special education teachers, and for planning meaningful professional development are highlighted.

Publication: Assessment and Accountability in Language Education Programs: A Guide for Administrators and Teachers

Topic: Professional Development

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Object(s): presentation



Biliteracy Unit Framework: Sample for 1st Grade

The biliteracy unit framework featured in this sample is for 1st grade.
Content area: Language arts integrated with science.
Language in which this content is taught: Spanish.

Publication: Teaching for Biliteracy: Strengthening Bridges between Languages

Topic: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

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Object(s): framework



Biliteracy Unit Framework: Sample for 3rd Grade

This biliteracy unit framework features a sample for 3rd grade.
Content area: Language arts integrated with science.
Language in which content is taught: Spanish

Publication: Teaching for Biliteracy: Strengthening Bridges between Languages

Topic: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Specialty:  

Object(s): framework



Biliteracy Unit Framework: Sample for 4th Grade

This biliteracy unit framework features a sample for 4th grade.
Content area: Language arts integrated with social studies.
Language in which content is taught: Spanish.

Publication: Teaching for Biliteracy: Strengthening Bridges between Languages

Topic: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Specialty:  

Object(s): framework



Biliteracy Unit Framework: Sample for High School

This biliteracy unit framework features a sample from high school.
Content area: Spanish language arts
Language in which content is taught: Spanish.

Publication: Teaching for Biliteracy: Strengthening Bridges between Languages

Topic: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Specialty:  

Object(s): framework



Biliteracy Unit Framework: Template

This biliteracy unit framework is a blank template. It can be used by teachers at any grade level who teach content in any biliteracy context.

Publication: Teaching for Biliteracy: Strengthening Bridges between Languages

Topic: Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

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Object(s): framework, template



Building Authentic Accountability into Dual Language Programs

This presentation from the keynote that Rebecca Freeman Field gave to NYSABE in the spring of 2009 on Building Authentic Accountability into Dual Language Programs. It revolves around Assessment and Accountability in Language Education Programs: A Guide for Administrators and Teachers by Gottlieb and Nguyen, and shows educators how to use evidence of student performance (progress and proficiency) in two languages to drive instruction, guide program and professional development, inform policy, and strengthen advocacy.

Publication: Assessment and Accountability in Language Education Programs: A Guide for Administrators and Teachers

Topic: Professional Development

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Object(s): presentation



Caslon Learning featuring The Translanguaging Classroom

Caslon Learning—essentially a web-based interactive book study guide that provides teachers with opportunities to engage with each other around the big ideas of a Caslon publication, look critically and collaboratively at examples of classroom practice, and apply what they learn to their own classes. Key features for each chapter/meeting include 1) guiding questions, 2) key terms, 3) interactive activities, 4) reflection and action questions, and 5) progress monitoring. The system is teacher directed, embedded in practice, transformative by design, and it yields evidence of teacher learning. It can be used in K–12 and university settings.

This professional learning package (Caslon Learning featuring The Translanguaging Classroom) is available for FREE when districts purchase ten or more copies of this title, or when professors adopt this book for their courses.

Publication: The Translanguaging Classroom: Leveraging Student Bilingualism for Learning

Topic: Professional Development

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