Mary Clare Freeman is a bilingual special educator who talks about the effective use of formal assessments in working with English Language Learners to understand what students know/learn and how they learn, as well as monitor their individual progress. She provides an example of a particular student, Marlon, to illustrate how she used assessment information to inform her instruction and monitor his progress.
Q2: Please reflect on a specific instance when you effectively used assessment and progress monitoring to enhance the teaching and learning of an English Language Learner. What tools did you use? How did you use assessment to plan the environment and instruction as well as evaluate the progress of the child over time?