The Alliance for Excellent Education is hosting a webinar on the Next-Generation English Language Proficiency Assessments. Steering Committee member Robert Linquanti is a panelist.
This webinar will discuss the design of English language proficiency (ELP) assessment systems based on new ELP standards that correspond to a common set of college- and career-ready standards in English language arts and mathematics. To succeed in school, English learners must attain academic language competencies needed to demonstrate subject-area knowledge and skills. Through federal support, state consortia have the opportunity to design high-quality assessment systems that target and measure key receptive and productive language competencies that need to be fostered and acquired to ensure English learners can meaningfully engage with grade-level subject matter content and disciplinary practices.
Robert Linquanti and Gary Cook will describe the implications of the ELP assessments for strengthening English learner education policies and practices. Kathleen Vanderwall will provide an overview of the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century Consortium. Timothy Boals will outline major elements of the Assessment Services Supporting ELs through Technology Systems. Mariana Haynes will moderate the discussion. Panelists will also address questions submitted by webinar viewers from across the country.
Timothy Boals, Executive Director, World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment Consortium
Gary Cook, Associate Research Scientist, Wisconsin Center for Education Research
Robert Linquanti, Project Director for English Learner Evaluation and Accountability Support, WestEd
Mariana Haynes, Senior Fellow, Alliance for Excellent Education
Kathleen Vanderwall, Manager, Test Design and Administration, Office of Assessment and Information Services, Oregon Department of Education
Please direct questions concerning the webinar to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To register and submit questions for the webinar, please go to: http://media.all4ed.org/registration-jun-19-2013