As a teacher

This step-by-step guide introduces the BASIC (Balanced Assessment and Accountability System, Inclusive and Comprehensive) model. It shows teachers concrete ways to assess second-language learners and use the results to meet accountability requirements. The guide demonstrates how teachers use evidence of English language learners’ content learning and language development relative to standards, goals, and benchmarks.

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