Capstone Project Title
The importance of understanding how to assess ELs for special education is a critical topic in the education field. According to Becker & Deris (2019) many school professionals lack the appropriate understanding of testing tools to properly assess and evaluate ELLs; once referred to an assessment team, the student has a greater than 50% chance of being identified as disabled. In order to better assess ELs, evaluation teams need to consider the whole student including their second language acquisition of English, culture, background, and their native language. Over the last decade, the amount of ELs and language minority students in U.S. public schools has continued to grow. This professional development capstone project was put together to spread awareness around how to better assess ELs for special education services in the area of a specific learning disability. The goal of this professional development is to provide current research information, evaluation methods, and an interactive session that the targeted audience (special educators, evaluation team members, special education supervisors, EL teachers) can immediately implement into their everyday evaluation practices.
Assessment, ESL/ ELLs, Special Education
Grams, Emily, "Assessing English Language Learners for Special Education Services" (2020). School of Education Student Capstone Projects. 501.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects