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A comprehensive assessment system for working withunderperforming students

This book describes a comprehensive assessment system especiallyappropriate for multilingual and "differentiated" classrooms withlarge numbers of underperforming students. Drawing from MultipleIntelligences theory, the approach is specifically aimed at helpingteachers understand how each student learns and how best to tailorinstruction to serve individual students' needs. Although theprogram makes use of conventional standardized tests and disabilityscreenings, it places special importance on two approaches inparticular: Student Portfolio Assessments and Personalized LearningProfiles.

  • Provides detailed guidance and practical tools (including aDVD) for implementing successful portfolio and "profile" practicesin the classroom
  • Includes real-world examples of model assessment programs fromfive schools
  • Explains how to integrate assessment into the instructionalprocess as well as how the portfolio program can be used

Formal profiles provide vital information about each student'scultural background, interests, strengths, and capabilities as wellas their individual learning and language needs.

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