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Overview: 

This training is designed for individuals in ACLS-funded programs who intend to become BEST Plus test administrators. BEST Plus is administered individually in a face-to-face oral interview designed to assess the English language proficiency of adult English language learners. 

 

Description: 

This training is designed for individuals in ACLS funded programs who intend to become BEST Plus test administrators. BEST Plus is administered individually in a face-to-face oral interview designed to assess the English language proficiency of adult English language learners. 

This training is the first of three steps in becoming a BEST Plus Administrator. The other two steps must be completed within three weeks of the training. These steps include practice with the testing tool and completion of a test. 

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basics of standardized assessment
  • Recognize the importance of assessing students' language abilities
  • Administer and score the Best Plus computer-adaptive oral interview
  • Run the Best Plus Test Administration Program
  • Interpret Best Plus scores
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s): 
Prerequisites: 

Participant must have:

English fluency level of SPL 9 or above

Experience and comfort interacting with nonnative English speakers

Basic comfort level with computers

Date: 
05/17/2016 - 9:30am to 4:30pm
Location: 
World Education
44 Farnsworth Street
Boston, MA 02210
Directions: 
PD Center: 

Massachusetts NRS Assessments

Massachusetts NRS Assessments page
Topic Area: 
Assessment
PDP Eligible: 
No
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