Assignment 3: Report on Accommodations

States, districts, and schools across the nation use a variety of accommodations to both identify and assist ELL students on standardized tests and in the classrooms. These accommodations are followed by school and district personnel to assist in leveling the playing field for the ELL learner as compared to their English-speaking peers.   

Provide a copy of the accommodations approved by your State Board of Education, District, or school for Academic Achievement Testing for ELLs in Submissions Area. Using the module readings, Argosy University online library resources, and the Internet, research accommodations and then write a report. Answer the following in your report:

Describe the accommodations approved by your State Board of Education, local district, or school for Academic Achievement Testing for ELLs.
How do these accommodations differ from the way regular education English-speaking students are assessed?
How will the accommodations assist ELLs in better understanding the test?
Describe what may be missing from your district’s or school’s accommodations that can help ELLs to be better assessed.

Develop a 2–3-page report in Word format. Apply APA standards to citation of sources. Use the following file naming convention: LastnameFirstInitial_M1_A3.doc. For example, if your name is John Smith, your document will be named SmithJ_M1_A3.doc.

By the due date assigned, deliver your assignment to the Submissions Area.

Assignment 3 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsExplained accommodations for ELLs and English-speaking students. Described how accommodations by state or district help ELLs.12Explained differences in accommodations from the way regular English-speaking students are assessed.12Identified what was missing in the accommodations that would help assessing ELLs in a much better way.12Wrote in a clear, concise, and organized manner; demonstrated ethical scholarship in accurate representation and attribution of sources; displayed accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation.4Total:40