This is a book like no other in the market! Teaching Performance Expectations for Educating English Learnersaddresses the needs of elementary and secondary teachers in multilingual classrooms, including second-language learning across multiple academic subjects. Renowned authors Mar a V. Balderrama and Lynne T. D az-Rico provide in a single volume the techniques necessary to prepare teachers and other professionals to educate speakers of other languages and cultural backgrounds. This timely book is designed to be a comprehensive source of teaching techniques and effective educational practices, particularly those that meet Californiaâ€™s standardized Teacher Performance Assessment that prospective teachers must take. This book specifically addresses those standards by presenting explicit expectations that challenge teachers in multilingual, multiethnic classrooms. " Contains the most up-to-date techniquescurrently available for promoting linguistic proficiency. " Features multiple effective teaching methodsfor the educator of English learners. " Offers a standards-based approachto teaching methods for English learners. " Packed with strategy-based methods. " Addresses teaching multiple levels of English learners. Read how this book can help you understand Teacher Performance Assessment& â€œThe authors did an incredible job of presenting the pros and cons of the standards movement, standardized testing and the NCLB. They also presented the beginning of the standards movement and framed it in the context of the wider social system&They tied planning for instruction to performance-based assessment. This unification highlighted the relevance of planning for instruction. In addition, they emphasized the need to include the needs of second language learners into the curriculum. Superb job of linking assessment-planning-instruction-learning.The analysis on the planning/implementation of the lesson is crucial to studentsâ€™ success.â€ Rosalinda Quintanar- San Jose State University Mar a V. Balderramais Professor in the Department of Language Literacy and Culture at California State University, San Bernardino. A bilingual educator for more than 25 years, she works with teachers, students, parents and administrators in supporting social justice by democratizing schools and classrooms. Her research examines the role of ideology and politics in teaching and teacher preparation, the education of adolescents, and the organization of secondary schools. Lynne T. D az-Ricois Professor of Education at California State University, San Bernardino, serving as coordinator of the M.A. in Education, TESOL program. Her research interests lie in intercultural communication in teaching, innovative methods in teacher education, and postmodern philosophies of education. She is the author ofTeaching English Learners: Strategies and Methodsand co-author of theCrosscultural, Language, and Academic Development Handbook(both from Allyn & Bacon).Maria V. Balderrama is the author of 'Teaching Performance Expectations for Educating English Learners', published 2005 under ISBN 9780205422197 and ISBN 0205422195.