I believe that the role a teacher plays can shape the students’ lives. Hence, a teacher’s role is of foremost importance. To advance teaching skills, teachers must continually keep track of the recent researches and pedagogies and should use them in helping the English language learners improve on their English skills. It is also very important that the assessments taken by ELLS are fair by all means. A fair assessment is a necessary step in the progress of ELLs. I am responsible for teaching basic level English listening / speaking skills to my students who mainly speak Arab. A proper performance based assessment should be preceded by a proper imparting of learning to the ELLs. Hence, firstly, I would be highlighting the appropriate strategies that are used across the world for teaching the English language learner population. The advancement in technology has proved to be a great help in imparting learning to the ELL population since it has led to an increase in the modes of teaching. Some effective strategies to impart effective learning to the ELL students are described below (Richard J. Stiggins, 2004): • Use of non-lingual representation• The students should be helped in recognizing the varied patterns• Different activities should be organized wherein the English language learners are given a chance to express compound ideas. • Another approach is to relate the learning to the students’ culture in some way. Arab music and pictures can be used as digital media for imparting learning to students.
In the paper “Rationale For Performance Based Assessment” the author analyzes ELL (English Language learner) population, which has witnessed a steep rise off late. The ELL section has seen a rise of a whopping 65%. He suggests that the humans are biologically programmed to gain knowledge…
Formative assessment is one of the methods of evaluation. It is a method of evaluation that is conducted during the learning program. It involves a number of informal and formal procedures of assessment that are used by teachers in the process of learning.
All this has been explained by scholars as being the result of having gifted men and women in society. Students are able to think out of the box and generate unique and exceptional ideas. Giftedness has been defined as a character that involves aptitudes which, when combined with certain personal characteristics and favorable environment, produce an urge in students to learn rapidly and efficiently by themselves in different fields (Calero, Belen and Robles 176).
PBB is distinguishable from it by the fact that it considers and assumes a projection of performance (Miller, 2001 p.3034). It predetermines what given available resources will accomplish by using some measurable parameters of results achieved. This type of budget is an outcome management system of allocating resources being that it is performance triggered, result oriented and customer based.
Informal assessments (also referred to as alternative or authentic assessments) permit educators to track the unending progress of their learners often and regularly (Colorado, 2007). While regular tests measure learners at a specific point of the year, regular assessments offer constant views of where learners are all through the academic year.
The authors go on to clarify that it can be informal or formal, an assigned task or an observation. Chase (2009) goes further to argue that performance-based assessment needs learners to achieve complex and considerable tasks, though bringing to bear earlier knowledge, current learning, and significant skills to resolve authentic or realistic problems (Valdez & O'Malley, 2010).
Many of those management methods have been used in practice for years and have demonstrated both strengths and weaknesses. Performance Management combines the strengths of the various management methods and attempts to offset their weaknesses. An important feature of Performance Management is how it involves all parts of the organisation with the purpose of gaining oversight.
In the light of this fact, several industries, especially manufacturing, have witnessed the introduction of new methods and techniques to shift traditional paradigms, in order to improve their performance (Kagioglou et al, 2001 p85). And as identified by Bititci et al.
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