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Assessment Basics Webinar (Pre-Recorded) Still open! Mon, 07/02/2018 - 8:00am

The Assessment Basics webinar-based online training is approximately 25 minutes and covers what assessment is, how assessment fits into curriculum and instruction, what assessments are required in Massachusetts for NRS reporting purposes, and what the ACLS assessment policies are. In order to successfully complete this webinar, practitioners are prompted to answer six questions at the end.

Completing the webinar is a prerequisite for several assessment trainings.

BEST Plus 2.0 Computer-Adapted Test Administrator Training (Boston) Wed, 08/15/2018 - 9:30am

The BEST Plus 2.0 six and one half hour training is the first of three steps to become certified to administer the BEST Plus 2.0 test.

The other two steps, which must be completed within 3 weeks of the training, are to:

  1. Complete 10 practice test administrations
  2. Pass a Scoring Activity using the DVD in the BEST Plus Scoring Refresher Toolkit

Participants must arrive on time and attend the entire session.

Lunch is scheduled for 30 minutes. Please bring your own.

There is a NEW prerequisite for this training. See below for more information.

BEST Plus 2.0 Computer-Adapted Test Administrator Training (Lawrence) Thu, 08/16/2018 - 9:00am

The BEST Plus 2.0 six and one half hour training is the first of three steps to become certified to administer the BEST Plus 2.0 test.

The other two steps, which must be completed within 3 weeks of the training, are to:

  1. Complete 10 practice test administrations
  2. Pass a Scoring Activity using the DVD in the BEST Plus Scoring Refresher Toolkit

Participants must arrive on time and attend the entire session.

Lunch is scheduled for 30 minutes. Please bring your own.

There is a NEW prerequisite for this training. See below for more information.

BEST Plus 2.0 Computer-Adapted Test Administrator Training (Worcester) Mon, 08/20/2018 - 9:30am

The BEST Plus 2.0 six and one half hour training is the first of three steps to become certified to administer the BEST Plus 2.0 test.

The other two steps, which must be completed within 3 weeks of the training, are to:

  1. Complete 10 practice test administrations
  2. Pass a Scoring Activity using the DVD in the BEST Plus Scoring Refresher Toolkit

Participants must arrive on time and attend the entire session.

Lunch is scheduled for 30 minutes. Please bring your own.

There is a NEW prerequisite for this training. See below for more information.

MAPT Administration Training (Online) Still open! Mon, 07/02/2018 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to accurately administer both the reading and mathematics assessments of the Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test (MAPT) so that students’ learning gains are reported accurately.

Mathematizing ESOL I: Integrating Whole Number Operations - Fall 2018 (Online) Mon, 09/10/2018 - 9:00am

Part of learning a new language is learning how to talk about math. Unfortunately, math has not traditionally been a regular part of adult ESOL instruction, and many ESOL teachers are not comfortable teaching it. This self-paced, moderated online course is the first in a series for ESOL teachers who would like to deepen their understanding of math and learn how to integrate math and numeracy skills into their ESOL classrooms.

Mathematizing ESOL I: Integrating Whole Number Operations - Winter 2019 (Online) Mon, 01/07/2019 - 9:00am

Part of learning a new language is learning how to talk about math. Unfortunately, math has not traditionally been a regular part of adult ESOL instruction, and many ESOL teachers are not comfortable teaching it. This self-paced, moderated online course is the first in a series for ESOL teachers who would like to deepen their understanding of math and learn how to integrate math and numeracy skills into their ESOL classrooms.

Mathematizing ESOL II: Integrating Benchmark Percentages and Decimals - Fall 2018 (Online) Mon, 11/05/2018 - 9:00am

Part of learning a new language is learning how to talk about math. Unfortunately, math has not traditionally been a regular part of adult ESOL instruction, and many ESOL teachers are not comfortable teaching it. This self-paced, moderated online course is the second in a series for ESOL teachers who would like to deepen their understanding of math and learn how to integrate math and numeracy skills into their ESOL classrooms. 

Mathematizing ESOL III: Integrating Ratio Reasoning - Spring 2019 (Online) Mon, 04/15/2019 - 9:00am

A headline reads, “Two out of three Americans owned a smartphone in 2015.” Does that mean two out of every group of three Americans? Is it possible to have a group of Americans who all own smartphones?  Adults encounter ratios and proportions all the time in news or media statistics, estimates of risk, shopping for the best deal, creating mixtures and recipes, and countless other daily activities. The ability to reason about these numerical relationships develops over a long period of time and through deliberate exploration of the mathematics involved. Language teachers can provide opportunities for students to encounter and expand their ability to reason with ratios in real life contexts.

Mathematizing ESOL III: Integrating Ratio Reasoning is a course for English language teachers who want to deepen their own conceptual understanding of ratios and proportions and to learn strategies for helping students build ratio reasoning skills. This course is for participants who have successfully completed Mathematizing ESOL I and Mathematizing ESOL II

TABE 11/12 Administration and Scoring Training (Online) Still open! Mon, 07/02/2018 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to administer and score levels E, M, D, and A of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Forms 11/12.

TABE CLAS-E Reading Administration and Scoring Training (Online) Still open! Mon, 07/02/2018 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to administer and score the reading component of the Tests of Adult Basic Education Complete Language Assessment System – English (TABE CLAS-E).

TABE CLAS-E Writing Administration Training (Online) Still open! Mon, 07/02/2018 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to administer the writing component of the Tests of Adult Basic Education Complete Language Assessment System – English (TABE CLAS-E). You will also learn how to score the multiple-choice portion of the assessment. To be certified to fully score the CLAS-E Writing, you must attend a face-to-face CLAS-E Writing Scoring training after completing this online training.

TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring Assessment Training (Boston) Thu, 08/09/2018 - 10:00am

The TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring assessment training is the second training in the process to become certified to score the TABE CLAS-E Expository Writing test. Before attending this training, practitioners must complete an Assessment Basics webinar (pre-recorded) and also an online, self-paced TABE CLAS-E Writing Administration training. Practitioners who have been previously certified to administer the TABE CLAS-E Writing test are not required to complete the online training, but must complete the webinar.

Within three weeks following the training, practitioners are required to successfully complete a scoring activity. This completes the requirements to be certified to score the TABE CLAS-E Writing Expository test.

TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring Assessment Training (Fall River) Mon, 08/20/2018 - 9:00am

The TABE CLAS-E Writing Scoring assessment training is the second training in the process to become certified to score the TABE CLAS-E Expository Writing test. Before attending this training, practitioners must complete an Assessment Basics webinar (pre-recorded) and also an online, self-paced TABE CLAS-E Writing Administration training. Practitioners who have been previously certified to administer the TABE CLAS-E Writing test are not required to complete the online training, but must complete the webinar.

Within three weeks following the training, practitioners are required to successfully complete a scoring activity. This completes the requirements to be certified to score the TABE CLAS-E Writing Expository test.

TABE Level L Administration and Scoring Training (Online) Still open! Mon, 07/02/2018 - 8:00am

In this online training, you will learn how to administer and score Level L (Literacy) of the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Forms 11/12, which is the assessment recommended by ACLS for some adult learners at low reading levels.