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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. 

This training is split over two days. The first half of the training is Friday, April 29 and the second half of the training is Saturday, April 30. Participants must arrive on time and attend BOTH SESSIONS.

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. 

Participants must arrive on time and attend BOTH SESSIONS.

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.

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: 
04/29/2016 - 4:00pm to 7:30pm
04/30/2016 - 9:00am to 12:30pm
Location: 
Abisi Adult Education Center (formally - Lowell Adult Education Center)
408 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01854
Directions: 
PD Center: 

Massachusetts NRS Assessments

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