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Discuss the role of formal and informal assessments in ESL classrooms. How might feedback be incorporated into these assessments to provide a well-rounded approach to assessment and instruction for ELL students? What should feedback look like?

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Formal and informal assessments are both very important in ESL classrooms as they provide information that helps teachers and students ensure that necessary skills are being mastered. For students with limited English it can be very important to provide alternative ways to demonstrate knowledge and skills, since a language heavy traditional assessment might not accurately show what knowledge and skills the student has. (Two examples of assessment formats that allow ESL students to display their knowledge in more ...

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A discussion of the types of assessments that ESL classrooms should use and the type of feedback ESL students should be provided.

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