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Civic Objectives and Additional Assessment Plans

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CA WIA/ELCivics Network Meeting Presentations

Update Your Agency’s Contact Information Here

Civic Participation FAQs get adobe reader

EL Civics Technology Plan

Needs Assessment Information for Civic Participation Agencies - EL Civics agencies with a focus on Civic Participation must complete community and student needs assessments as part of their grant requirements. The extensive number of civic objectives available to Civic Participation agencies can make the process of developing needs assessments challenging. Below are several resources that will assist agencies in the creation process, along with a summary form that will provide documentation of the process for their records.

EL Civics: Making a Difference in the Community Awards

Oral Rubric Samples for Civic Participation Additional Assessments get adobe reader

Writing Rubric Samples for Civic Participation Additional Assessments get adobe reader

Using Portfolio Assessment in EL Civics Classes in California get adobe reader
This research brief describes portfolio assessment and explains why it may be an appropriate assessment selection for California EL Civics classes. Portfolio assessment is an ongoing process involving learners and their instructors in selecting samples of student work for inclusion in a collection, the main purpose of which is to show the progress of learners. Perhaps the greatest overall benefit of using portfolio assessment in EL Civics projects is that the learners are taught by example to become independent thinkers, and their ability to take control of their own learning is facilitated.

Implementing Performance Based Assessment get adobe reader

California ESL Model Standards (1992) and Key
The ESL Model Standards document, originally published by the California Department of Education, reflects thinking about developmental stages in second-language acquisition and the nature of communicative competence. The goals of the document are to enrich curriculum and validate the success of existing programs.



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