English Language Learning
Click on the subdomain titles to examine the range of skills and concepts a student can expect to demonstrate for assessment of this Domain:
- ELL Assessment
- ELL Professionalism
- Language Production, Theory and Grammar
- Planning, Implementing and Managing Instruction
- The graduate knows, understands, and uses the major concepts, principles, theories, and research related to the nature and role of culture in language development and academic achievement.
- The graduate knows, understands, and uses knowledge of how cultural groups and students' cultural identities affect language learning and school achievement.
- The graduate understands various issues of IQ assessment (e.g., cultural and linguistic bias; political, social, and psychological factors) and special education testing (including gifted and talented); the importance of standards; and the difference between language proficiency and other types of assessment (e.g., standardized achievement tests of overall mastery), as they affect ELL student learning.
- The graduate knows and uses a variety of standards-based language proficiency instruments to inform instruction and understands the use of these instruments for identification, placement, and demonstration of language growth of ELL students.
- The graduate knows and uses a variety of performance-based assessment tools and techniques to inform instruction of ELL students.
- The graduate understands the importance of acting as a professional resource, advocating for ELL students, and building partnerships with students' families.
- The graduate collaborates with and is prepared to serve as a resource to all staff, including paraprofessionals, to improve learning for all ELL students.
- The graduate demonstrates knowledge of history, legal decisions, research, and current practice in the field of ELL teaching and applies this knowledge to improve teaching and learning.
- The graduate demonstrates knowledge of design and implementation of ELL programs and models, as well as the regulations affecting them.
Language Production, Theory and Grammar
- The graduate understands language as a system and can apply this understanding to help English Language Learning (ELL) students acquire and use English in listening, speaking, reading, and writing for social and academic purposes.
- The graduate understands and applies concepts, linguistic theories, research, knowledge of the structure of English, and sociolinguistics to facilitate the acquisition of new language in and out of classroom settings.
Planning, Implementing and Managing Instruction
- The graduate knows, understands, and applies concepts, research, and best practices to plan classroom instruction in a supportive learning environment for ELL students.
- The graduate knows, develops, manages, and implements a variety of standards-based teaching strategies and techniques for developing and integrating English listening, speaking, reading, and writing, and for accessing the core curriculum.
- The graduate is familiar with a wide range of standards-based materials, resources, and technologies, and choose, adapt, and can use them in effective ELL and content teaching.