I am a graduate student at the University of North Dakota in the Masters of Education English Language Learners program. However, I currently teach at a CBO in Charleston, South Carolina. I am attempting to write a literature review on ELL assessment. The literature review will be an effort in determining the best known practices for community adult ELL assessment. I am trying to root out what is out there in regards to scholarly opinions concerning these assessments.
I'm wondering if I can get some input on what programs are calling themselves to identify English language instruction: ESL, ESOL, ELD. We currently use ESL but we're wondering what standard practices are moving towards because, of course, English is not the "second" language for many of our students.
Are there articles on this topic that I can find somewhere?
In South Carolina we are continuing a long discussion on standards and content objectives for the adult ESL population, and I'd like to understand more about how this is approached in other places.
How are you using the College and Career Readiness Standards for English Language Learners in your state/organization? If you have other standards in place, how will you approach integrating these? Will you? Adn if you do not have other standards in place, are you considering using these for your ESL population? How?
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