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    • 24 Aug 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • UNLV CEB 218


    Assessment of English Language Learners: Evidence-based evaluation and best practice 

    Dr. Samuel Ortiz

    School psychologists will receive 6 NASP-approved credits

    **This is a full day workshop with an hour lunch break**

    Learning Objectives: In general, following the workshop, participants will be able to -

    • Understand the true nature of bias in testing as a function of construct validity
    • Identify the two main variables that affect test score validity for English learners
    • Identify the limitations of various approaches to testing English learners and the extent to which validity is undermined by cultural and linguistic factors
    • Apply research findings in a manner that permits a "true peer" comparison for English learners
    • Learn how to apply and use the Culture-Language Test Classifications and Interpretive Matrix as a method for evaluating the extent to which cultural and linguistic factors may have compromised the validity of test performance and results 
    • Integrate the Ortiz PVAT to enhance the quality and diagnostic validity of testing
    • Use a systematic process for evaluation of English learners that constitutes current best practice

    UNLV - Carlson Education Building (CEB), Room 218

    The lecture will live-stream to our participants in Reno, NV.

    Reno viewing will take place at Depoali Middle School

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