Join the Center for Educational Assessment at UMass as they develop the new English language proficiency test, the English Test for Adults (ETA). The goal of this listening session is for you to share your perspective on the characteristics of test content (e.g., text length, text complexity, context) that contribute to creating level appropriate content.
- ESOL teachers at all levels
This professional development activity/course is designed for:
The Center for Educational Assessment at UMass (CEA) is developing the English Test for Adults (ETA) to function as a measure of NRS accountability and a teaching and learning tool for adult English learners in Massachusetts. The ETA will measure reading, writing, speaking, and listening. In this 90-minute session, we would like to hear from ESOL teachers at all levels about what they think level appropriate test content looks like. The goal of the session is for the CEA to gain a deeper understanding of what ESOL teachers in Massachusetts consider to be appropriate test content for each educational functioning level (EFL). We will present the descriptions of each EFL and ask participants to share their thoughts on what the characteristics of the test content (e.g., text length, text complexity, context) would look like for each EFL.
This is a virtual session. Once you register for the session, you will receive the Zoom meeting information via email on (or before) Thursday, February 15th. If you have any questions, please contact Jenn Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.