ECAE 7359T Assessment and Intervention of Early Childhood Emergent Bilingual and Multilingual Learners

30 hours plus conference; 25 hours supervised field experience; 3 credits

Assessment and interventions of early childhood emergent bilingual and multilingual learners, including those with special needs. Emphasis on qualitative and quantitative procedures. Examination of formal language instruments for young children and the study of proficiency levels, development of formal and informal assessment techniques, the linking of assessment to developmentally appropriate instruction. Consideration of linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic background in modifying and adapting testing and instructional procedures. The relationship between bilingual instructional approaches and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, the Pre-Kindergarten Foundations of the Common Core State Standards and the NY State Next Generation Standards as well as the New Language Arts Progressions (NLAP) and Home Language Arts Progressions (HLAP) for every NYS Common Core Learning Standard (CCLS) in every grade.


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