This graduate-level course is a core course in the TESOL teacher licensure and MA TESOL curriculum. TS719 explores theoretical and practical aspects of language assessment and evaluation, particularly in measuring second language skills of English Language Learners. The course explores standardized, locally-developed tests, and other assessment instruments. Students develop criteria for evaluating testing instruments. They also develop techniques for designing their own instruments for assessing various language skills of specified pupil populations. The course calls for a highly constructive class participation, critical thinking and very responsible out of class reading and assignment preparation.