Assessment of English Language Learners: Evidence-based evaluation and best practice.
This workshop will present current research on language, cognitive, and academic development and their application to evaluation within a practical, systematic framework that generates valid data to support conclusions and decisions regarding English learners. Topics include: issues in first and second language acquisition; the legacy of testing with bilinguals, understanding bias in testing; issues regarding test score validity; and use of the Culture-Language Test Classifications and Interpretive Matrix. The knowledge and skills gained will be useful to practitioners at all levels and provides a solid base for engaging in evaluation of English learners that constitutes defensible and current best practices.
Registration 8:00 to 8:30
Morning Keynote 8:30 to 11:30
Catered Lunch 11:30 to 12:30
Afternoon Keynote 11:30-3:30