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Assessing English Learners at the Secondary Level

03/21/2019 at 8:30AM - 3:00PM EST
Location: ACES, 205 Skiff Street, Hamden, CT 06517

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Audience: Grades 6-12 content teachers, instructional coaches, TESOL/bilingual teachers, curriculum coordinators, and administrators.  Participants are encouraged to come in teams (e.g., secondary classroom teacher, coach/department chair, ESL teacher, administrator).

Cost: Free for participants This professional learning opportunity is funded through Title III statewide activities funds.


In this session, participants will learn how to equitably assess and grade English learners (ELs) in the secondary classroom based on research-based criteria.  

By examining assessments with the guidelines of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), the stages of English language acquisition, and equal access in mind, participants will evaluate the ways in which they have previously developed and delivered assessments and consider new access points.

Participants will increase their capacity to use the CELP Standards effectively, create assessments that allow ELs to demonstrate their learning, advocate for needs of ELs, and develop appropriate supports and accommodations for ELs.