This course is a part of the ESL teacher endorsement curriculum, but may be taken as well by non-education majors with consent of instructor. This course explores theoretical and practical aspects of language assessment and evaluation, particularly in measuring second language skills of students identified as limited English proficient under U.S. government entry and exit criteria for ESL, bilingual education and mainstream programs. It explores standardized plus locally-developed tests and other assessment instruments. Students develop criteria for evaluating testing instruments, plus techniques for designing their own instruments for assessing the English or other language skills of specified pupil populations.