EC241 Module 05 – Assessing Young English Language Learners Solved




The assessment of English Language Learners is crucial. However, it raises a number of issues surrounding the validity and reliability of the assessment tool being used.

According to the NAEYC, “All young children have the right to be assessed in ways that support their learning and development. For children whose home language is not English, this means being assessed in culturally and linguistically responsive ways.”

Keeping this in mind, a number of obstacles can cause these assessment practices and policies to be ineffective. The NAEYC has set forth five (5) recommendations and indicators that help guide the assessment process of ELL students. As advocates for our English language learners, it is our responsibility to ensure that the assessments we are using are both valid and reliable.

To prepare for this assignment, first read the NAEYC Position Statement on Screening and Assessment of Young English-Language Learners.

In a minimum of 2-pages (not counting the title page and references page), include the following:

  1. Identify one (1) NAEYC recommendation and indicator for Screening and Assessing Young English Language Learners and summarize this recommendation in your own words.
  2. State whether or not you believe existing literacy assessments account for the considerations of dual language learners.
  3. Explain how, as educators, it is our responsibility to ensure fair assessment for all learners.
  4. Offer suggestions on how this recommendation could be implemented in an early childhood program.