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Saturday, November 9 • 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Measuring ELL Success, By What Scale?

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Well-designed performance-based assessments, both formative and summative, can serve as ability milestones that guide learners towards autonomy. Presenters will use sample assessments to demonstrate differences in approach and format for non-standardized assessments. Explanations will distinguish evaluation of mastery, proficiency / competence, recognition, and growth as aspects of students’ language acquisition. Principles will be illustrated by comparing and contrasting self-created listening and grammar assessment tools at all levels. Backwards design methods will also be discussed.

Presenters
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Nonie Bell

Nonie Bell is an instructor at the University of Delaware English Language Institute. She holds a master’s degrees in TESOL. Nonie Bell has taught in ESL programs in Italy and the U.S. 
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Jim Weaver

Instructor, University of Delaware
Jim Weaver has been an instructor and curriculum developer in ESL and Special Education classrooms.
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Jackie Whitney

Jackie Whitney has taught and developed assessments in IEP and public school settings.



Saturday November 9, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm EST
CPA 113