Building the Bridge Between Schools and Families through Assessment of Young English Language Learners


  • David Pratt Purdue University Northwest



Teachers of English Language Learners have a unique opportunity to connect with families through observation, documentation, and assessment of these children.  Using a developmentally appropriate and asset-based approach, assessment information can be collected and shared with families to engage them in the learning process. This article provides the practical steps of using a variety of primarily formative assessment methods by which teachers of ELL's can build this vital bridge to families successfully. 


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