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August 2019 Lecture - Dr. Ortiz

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


  • Current CASP members may attend at the NVASP member prices. For a registration code, email nevadaschoolpsychs@gmail.com with proof of your CASP membership.

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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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