For synchronous and asynchronous remote instruction, teachers can use strategies similar to those used in traditional classrooms to provide access to assessment opportunities for all of their students.
To this end, teachers may use the following guide—Accessibility Strategies for Remote Teaching and Learning—to support students and families with diverse accessibility needs and preferences. In Tools for Teachers, these strategies are labeled with descriptive categories to optimize educators’ search for the strategies they are looking to employ.
Note: This guide does not replace federal or state law or guidance, nor is it intended to contradict any information in a student's IEP or 504 Plan.
Formative Assessment in Remote Learning for English Learners
The Formative Assessment in Remote Learning for English Learners Webinar Series focuses on formative assessment practices with multilingual learners in remote learning environments. These sessions are provided by Stanford Graduate School of Education’s Understanding Language Initiative.
The two webinar sessions focused on formative assessment practices with multilingual learners in remote learning environments, including:
- A holistic approach to remote learning and reopening schools,
- Formative assessment process as a part of acceleration, and
- Examples of classroom activities that can support the simultaneous development of content and language.
The following organizations offer resources and information that may be useful for supporting students, teachers, and families.