National Conference on Student Assessment

Kenji Hakuta and colleagues
Jun 21, 2013 / 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM PDT

The National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) is the premiere forum for assessment practitioners to discuss what is happening in the real world of educational assessment - what's new, what's going on at the state and federal level, what works and what does not.  The 2013 National Conference on Student Assessment will be held at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center from Wednesday, June 19 - Saturday, June 22, 2013.

CCSSO’s ELPD Framework states that “… the sophisticated use of language required by the [Common Core State] standards, … entail a reconceptualization of the way English language learners (ELLs) ‘apprentice’ into these demanding disciplinary practices by simultaneously acquiring and developing language as well as acquiring disciplinary knowledge and skills.” Accordingly, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) require more rigorous use of language skills compared to other states’ standards.

This session discusses how states and consortia charged with assessing ELLs are reacting to this increased academic language demand and presents the current progress of two ELL assessment consortia.

Presenters include: Audrey Lesondak (lead), H. Gary Cook, Timothy J. Boals, Margo Gottlieb, Kenji Hakuta, Lily Roberts, and Edynn Sato.

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