For this module you read a chapter by Solano-Flores & Trumbell and reviewed the WIDA language proficiency standards that Michigan has adopted. Prior to participating in the discussion board, please explore the Purdue English Language Learner profiles and use the SOLOM matrix to evaluate one aspect of language profiency and follow the link to review the ACCESS test. Thinking about the content area and grade level that you currently work with or are interested in working with in the future respond to the following questions:
1) How does the ACCESS test differ from assessing students’ language proficiency through language samples or interviews?
2) What are strenghts and/or weaknesses of the SOLOM matrix for assessing students’ language proficiency? Consider features of the usefulness framework when responding.
1)review at least one video in the link for the a project from Purdue University that allows you to try out the SOLOM matrix for assessing language proficiency,
2) review the ACCESS language proficiency test,
3) read chapter by Solano-Flores and Trumbell