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Emergent Bilinguals

August 10th 11:00-1:00 CST

Understanding Language Proficiency and Dominance: Importance and Assessment Tools

9:00 PST / 11:00 CST / 12:00 EST

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Pedro Olvera, Ph.D.

This webinar will explore the importance of language proficiency and dominance. We will explore the key distinctions between language proficiency and dominance, highlighting their significance in the evaluation process. Understanding this crucial first step is essential for accurate psychoeducational assessment and answering the question of difference or disorder. This webinar will examine both formal and informal tools employed to assess language proficiency.  

Learning Objectives:

  • Differentiate between language proficiency and dominance.

  • Understand why language proficiency assessment should always be the first step in assessing English learners.
  • Gain knowledge of the formal and informal tools used to assess language proficiency. 

Multi-Language Test Development: A Deep-Dive into the Norming Process 

10:00 PST / 12:00 CST / 1:00 EST

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Beth Varner, M.Ed.

Co-normed, multi-language assessments, such as the Woodcock-Munoz Language Survey III, the Woodcock-Johnson IV, and the Bateria IV, play a crucial role in evaluating the language proficiency, cognitive, and academic ability of Spanish-English bilingual or Spanish-dominant students. This session will provide an in-depth explanation of the co-norming process for multi-language tests. We'll cover the importance of norming and calibration in test development and how these procedures are used to establish normative data. Participants will be equipped to make informed decisions about test selection for bilingual and Spanish evaluations. Session content is designed to be relevant to both bilingual and English-only evaluators.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will learn details of the development process for multi-language standardized assessments.

  • Participants will understand the distinction between norming and calibration procedures and the role each plays in the test development process.

  • Participants will learn to accurately describe results of co-normed, multi-language assessments when reporting student results.

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This registration gives you full access to both sessions for Thursday 8/10. Please log in at the time of the session that you would like to attend. All attendees will receive 1 APA and NASP approved CE Unit per 1 hour session completed (up to 2 per day).

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