Classroom Materials & Resources for Teachers
August D., Valdez, G., Heritage, M., Herman, J., Kopriva, R.J. & Bailey, A. (submitted, 2013). Instructional strategies and tools for teaching and assessing ELs in classrooms. Accepted for special issue of Educational Assessment.
Kopriva, R.J. (2010a). Classroom assessment of ELs in content areas: What to consider and how to do it (Part 1). AccELLerate!, 3(1), 2–4.
Kopriva, R.J. (2010b). Getting down to the nitty gritty: Making content assessment work for ELs in classrooms (Part 2).
Kopriva, R.J. (2013). The ONPAR methodology in the classroom: Why and how it seems to work for measuring challenging content of many ELLs. White Paper.
Kopriva, R.J. & Lara, J. (1997). Scoring English language learners' papers more accurately. In Y.S. George and V.V. Van Horne (Eds.), Science education reform for all: Sustaining the science, mathematics, and technology education reform. Washington, D.C.: American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Kopriva R.J. & Sexton, U. (2011). Using appropriate assessment processes in the classroom: How to get accurate information about the academic knowledge and skills of English language learners. In M. del Rosario-Basterra, E. Trumbull, & G. Solano-Flores (Eds.), Cultural validity in assessment: Addressing linguistic and cultural diversity. New York, NY: Routledge Publishers.
Kopriva, R.J. & Rasmussen, M. (2010, August). Considerations for meaningful classroom assessment of ELs in math and science: How to do it. (Part 1). Presentation for the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs.
Kopriva, R.J. (2011, January). Considerations for meaningful classroom assessment of ELs in math and science: Getting Started. (Part 2). Presentation for the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs
Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Practices
Emick, J., Monroe, R., & Malagon Sprehn, M. (2006).Culture, education and testing in the United States: Investigating a novel response with classroom support for ELLs. Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI.
Kopriva, R.J. (2000). Ensuring accuracy in testing for ELLs. Washington, D.C.: Council of Chief State School Officers.
Kopriva, R.J. & Saez, S. (1997). Guide to scoring LEP student responses to open-ended mathematics items. Washington, D.C.: Council of Chief State School Officers.
Kopriva, R.J. & Sexton, U. (1999). Guide to scoring LEP student responses to open-ended science items. Washington, D.C.: Council of Chief State School Officers: Council of Chief State School Officers.
ONPAR Mathematics Sample Tasks
Sample Score Report – ONPAR Elementary Pre-Algebra Testlet
Sample Score Report – ONPAR Middle School Forces and Motion Testlet
Carr, T. & Kopriva, R.J. (2013, September). Science assessments for
the future. The Next Generation Science Standards: Updates, Challenges and Opportunities. Symposium conducted at the National Association of State Boards of Education, Pittsburgh, PA.