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Linking Assignments to Assessments is designed for teachers in training in TESOL programs, future preK–12 teachers, and practicing instructors who need to integrate assessment into classrooms. Educators seeking fair and accessible assessment practices for English learners will find helpful information on language acquisition and differentiated instruction.
 
The book shares foundational information on the importance of assessment literacy and on how language acquisition, student backgrounds, and language standards need to be considered. Linking Assignments to Assessments offers step-by-step instructions on creating effective assessments for listening and reading, speaking and writing, grammar and vocabulary. Teachers are provided context for understanding standardized assessments and strategies to advocate for and prepare English learners in high-stakes assessment contexts. Each chapter includes activities, discussion questions, and strategies for developing an assessment philosophy to help educators link their theory and practice.

"Linking Assignments to Assessments: A Guide for Teachers shares foundational information on the importance of assessment literacy and on how language acquisition, student backgrounds, and language standards need to be considered. It also offers step-by-step instructions on creating effective assessments for listening and reading, speaking and writing, grammar and vocabulary."
Midwest Book Review 

- Midwest Book Review

"This book makes a significant contribution to the field of language assessment by showing teachers ways to actually design and use both formative and summative assessment to improve student learning . . . Through reading this book, language teachers will get opportunities to reflect on their assessment practices, develop their own philosophy of assessment, and find helpful information about how they can integrate assessment in instruction to enhance student learning."
Assessing Writing

- Xiaoming Wu ("Molly"), School of Foreign Studies, Chang’an University, Xi’an, China