Thank you for your interest in the August 2019 Lecture.
Dr. Samuel Ortiz
Saturday, August 24
9am - 4pm
This presentation provides a review of the relationship among linguistic, cognitive, and academic development and the application of research regarding EL evaluation within a practical, systematic framework. Specific procedures are presented which permit any evaluator to conduct assessments of English learners that generate valid data to support conclusions and diagnostic decisions regarding English learners. Topics include understanding bias in testing; issues regarding test score validity; advantages and disadvantages of typical methods for evaluating English learners; the importance of “true peer” comparisons, research foundations and use of the Culture-Language Test Classifications and Interpretive Matrix, integration of the Ortiz PVAT in conducting EL evaluations. The knowledge and skills gained will be useful to practitioners at all levels and provides a solid base for engaging in evaluation of English learners that constitutes defensible and current best practices.
Learning Objectives: In general, following the workshop, participants will be able to-
School psychologists will receive 6 NASP-approved credits for attendance.
**This is a full day workshop with an hour lunch break**
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
A special thank you to the UNLV College of Education, School Psychology program for co-sponsoring this workshop!