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Foundations of Effective Classroom Assessment for English Learners: Principles and Practices

Next Date: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 8:30am to Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 4:00pm

1050 First St. NE
Eleanor Holmes Norton I (Room 108)

During this two-day institute, participants will gain a deeper understanding of underlying principles of assessment (validity, reliability, item formats, cultural bias and sensitivity) and leave equipped with a variety of research-based practices for assessment development and adaptation, score interpretation, and using data to inform instruction of English learners (ELs). This training will feature the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) Assessment Toolkit, developed by their subject matter experts and based on decades of research and practice. The toolkit provides a comprehensive framework as well as techniques and strategies for assessment development and use. At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Create high-quality classroom assessment tasks in various formats, and analyze the language demands of various assessment formats
  • Adapt classroom assessments in order to make them accessible to ELs of all proficiency levels
  • Create high-quality content and language assessment rubrics for effective evaluation of ELs
  • Meaningfully analyze data from classroom assessments to differentiate instruction, customize student learning, and boost student success

All K-12 educators who serve EL students in DC public and public charter schools are invited to participate. This training will take place on Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept. 25-26, 2018, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. each day, at OSSE, Eleanor Holmes Norton I Training Room.

For more information about the event, please contact Annette Thacker-Bartlett at [email protected].