As an administrator

This step-by-step guide introduces the BASIC (Balanced Assessment and Accountability System, Inclusive and Comprehensive) model. It shows teachers and administrators how to collect the right data on English language learners’ language development and academic achievement, and to use that data to inform decisions about instruction and program development. There are also strategies for managing the need for authentic assessment while dealing with the pressures of public accountability and high-stakes testing.

The worksheets included in the appendix facilitate the implementation of the BASIC model in any educational context.