Assessing DLLs: Multimedia

These audio and video resources highlight specific tools and strategies for teaching DLLs.

Webcast: Assessing the Progress of Children Who are Dual Language Learners in Head Start and Early Head Start. This Webcast explored the progress of DLLs in all areas of development and in all the domains of the Child Outcomes Framework. It discussed a variety of contexts and languages present in Head Start programs across the country. It also provided specific recommendations to better involve classroom leaders and families in supporting children.

With accompanying viewer's guides in English [PDF, 83KB] and Spanish [PDF, 84KB].

Webinar: Assessing the Progress of English Language Development for Children Who Are Dual Language Learners in Head Start and Early Head Start. This Webinar provided specific examples of how to address the mandate in the Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007 that requires program to ensure children make “... progress towards acquisition of the English language....” Experts and practitioners presented different approaches for observing and documenting progress of English acquisition in DLLs and discussed how the information can be used to inform intentional practice. Assessment of the home language was also discussed.

Be sure to visit the Early Childhood Education Assessing section for more information

Assessing Dlls: Multimedia. HHS/ACF/OHS. 2010. English.

Last Reviewed: June 2010

Last Updated: November 13, 2014