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Volume 26, No. 1 Fall 2002

Can performance-based assessments be used to monitor and support the learning of ELLs? A number of factors make PBAs more appropriate for ELLs than traditional testing formats (Frisby, 2001; Hamayan & Damico, 1991; O’Malley & Pierce, 1996). Well-constructed performance tasks are more likely than traditional types of assessment to do the following:

Further, PBAs have the potential to provide in-depth information about a student’s ability to integrate knowledge for specific curriculum objectives or standards.

 

 


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