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Department of Applied Psychology & Human Development


APD1296H F Assessing School-Aged Language Learners 


Posted on: April 7th, 2021

Closing Date: April 12th, 2021


Instructors are required to:

  1. Teach a minimum of 36 hours.
  2. Prepare teaching resources for each class and provide relevant materials.
  3. Assess and evaluate students' work and provide a final course grade according to OISE/UT grading practices.
  4. Be available for informal meetings/communications with students as necessary.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. Candidate must be working towards doctoral degree in psychology or a related field;
  2. Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching graduate courses, with expertise in content area.

Preferred Candidates will have:

  1. Demonstrated expertise with related course content and prior graduate teaching;
  2. Demonstrated scholarship in the area of the course topic;                                                     
  3. Prior experience teaching synchronous online courses preferred.

Course Description:

With increasing globalization and mobility across countries, student populations in urban schools include various groups of language learners, including immigrant children, indigenous language-speaking students, and second- or third-generation children who enter the school with fluent oral proficiency but with limited literacy skills in a language used as the medium of instruction at school. This course is designed for graduate students who wish to develop competencies in assessing additional language learners' language proficiency in K-12 curriculum learning contexts. The use of assessment is the central theme. We will consider theoretical bases and empirical evidence that educators and teachers should know in using assessment of school-aged language learners. Various cognitive and non-cognitive factors that influence students' language proficiency development will be examined. We will examine validity, reliability, and fairness issues arising from the use of standardized tests as well as classroom assessment.

Campus - St. George

Salary Minimum stipend is $8,219.16 (inclusive of vacation pay) for a half (F/S) course.

Course Enrollment: 25

Dates of Appointment: Summer  1 - May 1, 2021-June 30, 2021

Number of Positions: 1

Number of Hours: Teach a minimum of 36 hours

Tutorial/Lab Schedule: Online. This course will be offered in asynchronous mode. Lectures will be archived and course materials will be available to students online by Monday 12pm. Group discussions will take place online.



Application Procedure For a Pool Member:

All applications must be received by April 12, 2021 to be considered for this position, a one-page covering letter outlining what the applicant brings to the position and an updated Curriculum Vitae. Names of referees may also be included but are not required. Applicants are asked to submit copies of course evaluations for all recent university-level courses taught, if available. 

Applications should be sent to:  APHD Chair, Department of Applied Psychology & Human Development, OISE, 252 Bloor St West, Toronto, ON M5S 1V6

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

If during the application and/or selection process you require accommodation due to a disability, please contact