EDU 598 Special Education Considerations for Assessment of English Language Learners

This course presents current research in the identification of English Language Learners (ELLs) with special needs. The main focus of this course is the use of appropriate language development and disability. Participants will make appropriate intervention, referral, and placement decisions regarding ELLs. Participants will also be able to list key legal restraints on assessing ELLs for Special Education placements. A broad context of legal, historical, sociopolitical and out of school factors (OSFs) affecting the schooling of culturally and linguistically diverse students will be explored. All participants will develop a portfolio of assessment methods for the use in describing student performance in both content areas and language development before diagnosis.




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