Assessing English Language Learners: Bridges to Educational Equity

2nd Edition

Connecting Academic Language Proficiency to Student Achievement

Margo Gottlieb
eISBN-13: 9781506342146

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Build the bridges for English language learners to reach success!



Ten years ago, the first edition of Margo Gottlieb’s Assessing English Language Learners changed the dialogue about how educators envision educational equity for students. Since then, the ELL and dual language student populations have grown exponentially, and so has the need for forward-thinking and effective approaches to facilitating students’ academic language development alongside their content knowledge. 



This thoroughly updated edition of Gottlieb’s classic delivers a complete set of tools, techniques, and ideas for planning and implementing instructional assessment. The book includes:

A focus on academic language use in every discipline, from mathematics to social studies, within and across language domains
Emphasis on linguistically and culturally responsive assessment as a key driver for measuring academic achievement
A reconceptualization of assessment "as," "for," and "of" learning 
Reflection questions to stimulate discussion around assessment policies and practices to maximize opportunities for teacher input and student engagement

This book is an essential resource for pre-service and in-service teachers, educator teams, and school leaders striving toward equity in every classroom.


"In this exciting, practitioner-friendly volume, Margo Gottlieb shows us how assessment as, for, and of learning can provide a level playing field for today’s language learners. Educators working with English language learners will find this assessment-moxie book truly invaluable."

—W. James Popham, Professor Emeritus

University of California, Los Angeles



"There are no other books available that cover the topic of fair and equitable assessment practices for English learner as comprehensively as this one. Nor are there any other books with such a rich selection of tools readily available for practitioners. It must belong in every TESOL professional’s library!" 

—Andrea Honigsfeld, Associate Dean and EdD Program Director

Molloy College

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ISBNs 9781483381060, 9781483381060, 1506342140, 9781506342146
Language English
Number of Pages 296
Edition 2nd