Student Oral Proficiency Assessment Workshop
Presented by Lynn Thompson, Center for Applied Linguistics, and staff from the Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center (AELRC).
At this one-day workshop sponsored by the AELRC, K-8 world languages instructors and researchers interested in K-8 language learners will learn how to use two assessments developed by CAL: the Student Oral Proficiency Assessment (SOPA) and the Early Language Listening and Oral Proficiency Assessment (ELLOPA).
Participants will receive a set of standard tasks, a copy of the CAL K-8 Oral Proficiency Assessment Manual, and a certificate of completion. The facilitator will introduce the two assessments, describe how to use oral proficiency assessment to support and enhance instruction, and share first-hand experiences working with the assessments. Lunch and a light breakfast will be provided.
The AELRC is funded by the U.S. Department of Education.