ECAE 7359T Assessment and Intervention of Early Childhood Bilingual and Second Language Learners
30 hours plus conference; 25 hours supervised field experience; 3 credits
Assessment and interventions of English language 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 and second language instructional approaches and the Pre-Kindergarten Foundations of the Common Core State Standards and the Common Core State Standards.