How to Assess English Language Learners (Online Chat)

Greetings Blogosphere! It’s your friendly assessment nerd, Porter 🙂

I just got word that Education Week is conducting a live chat Thursday, April 9, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time on how to assess English-Language Learners. Margo Gottlieb, director of assessment and evaluation at the Illinois Resource Center, lead developer at the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment Consortium and co-author of  Assessment and Accountability in Language Education Programs: A Guide for Administrators and Teachers, is the guest speaker.

Here’s what Education Week has to say about the upcoming chat.

Educators have struggled for years with how to implement assessment and accountability requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act for English-language learners. The law required states to create tests to assess ELLs’ progress in reading, writing, speaking, and listening each year, and states have also had to figure out how to include ELLs in content tests given to all students, even though the tests aren’t designed for them. Margo Gottlieb, the lead developer for the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment consortium, has helped school districts and state officials to find their way.

To get a reminder via email or for more information, check out this page at Education Week.


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