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Benchmarks and Other
This site includes Arizona's ESOL content and performance standards, as well as rubrics to assess those standards.
Assessment ESOL Action Research Report
Several teachers at the Center for Literacy Studies at the University of Tennessee tried out the BEST test and CASAS as two assessment tools approved by the National Reporting System. This report by Pat Sawyer summarizes the findings, including the pluses and minuses of the BEST test and CASAS system.
The LaRue Reading Skills Test
Charles LaRue created The Reading Skills Assessment for Preliterate Students as a means of assessing students who have very limited English literacy skills, and cannot read and write in their own language. This test is not appropriate for students who have attended school and learned to read and write in any language. Three versions of the test, along with instructions for administration, are available to download.
Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks
The Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks, organized by content strands and leveled learning standards, are linked to this site.
Pima College Splendid ESOL Web
This site has been developed to support teaching to the Arizona Content Standards. It provides classroom and computer activities that address an array of language functions.
Tennessee ESOL Curriculum
We already link to this curriculum, but this url allows you to link to specific sections.
Texas Curriculum Framework
This site describes the process by which the Texas Standardized Curriculum Framework will be piloted and reviewed. There are links to the Adult ESOL Curriculum Framework and to a description of how the standards were developed.
The Adult Education Content Standards Warehouse
The American Institutes for Research (AIR), through a contract with the United States Department of Education, operates the warehouse. The warehouse contains a range of state and national content standards in English language acquisition (ELA), reading, and mathematics.
Washington State Competencies
Washington state's ESOL competencies for listening, speaking, reading, and writing, are linked to this page.
West Virginia Standards
West Virginia's Essential Instructional Goals and Objectives (IGOS) Assessment System is outlined on this site.