Assessments of Multilingual Learners: Nonbiased Assessment of Spanish-Speaking English Learners

Date: August 24, 2023

Time: 03:00PM - 04:00PM


With the increasing need for assessment resources in different languages, particularly Spanish in the United States, a key objective practitioners should strive for is to be able to conduct fair and equitable assessments of non-native English speakers and multilingual learners. This webinar will touch on critical considerations for our Spanish-speaking English learner population, including data analysis and interpretation skills. We will discuss pitfalls to avoid as well as Spanish-language assessments resources.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the current context of Spanish-speaking English learners (ELs) in the U.S.
  • Explain the importance of screening Spanish-speaking ELs.
  • Describe dangerous practices that attempt to correct inequitable categorical outcomes.
  • Identify equitable assessment practices that allow for nonbiased data analysis and interpretation skills.
  • Identify Spanish-language assessments available from PAR and be able to navigate the website to locate Spanish-language assessments and resources.

Qualification Level Required: C

Instructional Level: Intermediate

Target Audience: School psychologists, clinical psychologists

  • Eric Culqui, MA, Educational Assessment Advisor,
  • Rodrigo E. Enciso, MA, LEP, Owner and executive clinician of the REED Center,


*Participants wishing to receive continuing education (CE) credit must attend the entire webinar and complete the postwebinar evaluation form. Once participants have completed the evaluation, your letter of attendance will be available for immediate download from your account. PAR is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) to provide continuing education for psychologists. PAR’s NASP APS Provider Number is 1051. PAR is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. PAR is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors #MHC-0274. PAR is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0226. PAR maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Disclosure: PAR is a publisher of assessments, which may be discussed during the presentation.