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Title: ESL and Lead 21 Frequently Asked Questions


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ESL
and Lead 21 Frequently Asked Questions
  • (ESL Information for school staff)

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Lead 21 and ESL FAQs
  • 1) Question Can assessments be read to ESL
    students?
  • Answer Yes.
  • If an ESL student is on the Intensive
    reading level in Lead 21 and cannot read English
    yet, the assessment can be read.

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Lead 21 and ESL FAQs
  • 2)Question Can the answer choices on the
    reading portions of assessments be read to the
    student?
  • Answer Yes.
  • If the student cannot read English then the
    answer choices can be read.
  • Reading will not be assessed, just
    knowledge of the skills that were taught.

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Lead 21 and ESL FAQs
  • 3) Question Can assessments be taken at a
    different time or be taken outside of the
    classroom?
  • Answer Yes.
  • The ESL student may take the test
  • with the ESL teacher or another teacher
  • in another room at another time.

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Lead 21 and ESL FAQs
  • 4)Question Can assessments be modified for ESL
    students?
  • Answer Yes.
  • The content can be made comprehensible to
    an ESL student and modifications and
    accommodations can be made.

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Lead 21 and ESL FAQs
  • 5) Question Who can make the modifications
    to the assessments?
  • Answer The ESL teacher will collaborate with the
    classroom teacher to make the appropriate
    modifications so that the content can be
    accessible to the ELL.

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Lead 21 and ESL FAQs
  • 6) Question What kinds of modifications can be
    made to assessments?
  • Answer For multiple choice questions, an answer
    choice can be eliminated. Words can also be
    highlighted, underlined, or circled.

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Lead 21 and ESL FAQs
  • For example, if the adjective suffix ful is
    being assessed in a paragraph, underline the word
    and highlight or put a box around the suffix so
    that all of the language in the question does not
    confuse the student.
  • Example 1
  • The traditional costumes worn on Constitution Day
    have beautiful hand-sewn decorations.
  • The word beautiful means
  • a. against beauty
  • b. one who has beauty
  • c. able to have beauty
  • d. full of beauty

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Lead 21 and ESL FAQs
  • Next, is an example to show how to eliminate
    an answer choice to avoid confusion. Also the
    word antonym is underlined to stress its
    importance, since that is the skill being
    assessed.
  • Example 2
  • 1. Oil companies should be cautious when
    drilling for new sources of oil so spills can be
    prevented.
  • Which word is an antonym for cautious?
  • a. careful (eliminate this answer to avoid
    confusion)
  • b. stubborn
  • c. reasonable
  • d. reckless

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Lead 21 and ESL FAQs
  • 7) Question How do I give a grade to a Level 1
    ESL student for Lead 21 assessments?
  • Answer If the student is a beginning ESL student
    and has limited English proficiency, a grade of
    N/A is acceptable.
  • When giving an N/A for the reading or writing
    grade, comments should be provided in the free
    comment section to support the reason why no
    grade was given.

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Lead 21 and ESL FAQs
  • 8) Question How do I give a grade in writing
    to a Level 1 ESL student?
  • Answer If the student cannot understand English
    yet, the student will not be able to write the
    answer to the writing task. A grade of N/A is
    acceptable to give.

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Lead 21 and ESL FAQs
  • Thank you for your participation in our
    presentation. If you have any questions or
    comments, please contact a member of the ESL
    team.
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