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Assessing Languages without Available Proficiency Assessments: Meeting Bilingual and Multilingual Seal and World Language Proficiency Certificate Criteria.

  • 23 Jan 2016
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center A, Room 14
  • 10

Registration is closed

The goals of this workshop are to:

  1. Explore and use ACTFL proficiency guidelines and levels and proficiency assessment criteria and rubrics;
  2. Consider any existing assessment resources for respective languages;
  3. Identify an assessment framework to measure students language proficiency to meet seal criteria; and
  4. Organize work groups to continue developing assessments.

This workshop is intended for teachers of languages for which no proficiency assessments exist, such as Somali, Karen, Tibetan, etc., and native speakers of those languages willing to work with teachers on assessments.

Registration: 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.


Cost: $5:00 for coffee and snacks

Registration limited to 30.

This professional development opportunity is sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Education, in collaboration with the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures and with the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota and Concordia Language Villages.

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