Assessment for English Language Learners

In this video, Ms. Samantha Kirch demonstrates the ways she uses informal assessment to gauge student understanding, as well as the kinds of support offered to ELLs who need some extra practice with the concept of drawing conclusions.

Teacher: Samantha Kirch
Grade: 3
School Name: Claremont Immersion Elementary School, Arlington, Virginia

Assessment for English Language Learners

Lesson Summary

Samantha Kirch is a third-grade teacher at Claremont Immersion School in Arlington, Virginia. Some of her students are struggling with the concept of drawing conclusions based on results from a quarterly benchmark assessment. Claremont uses an ongoing assessment loop throughout the year to identify target areas for instruction. Working in teams of classroom teachers and specialists, Ms. Kirch and her colleagues create plans for students who are still mastering the concept and also ask students frequently to evaluate their own levels of understanding.