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

‐ Aug 24, 2023 4:00pm

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