This commentary aims to provide insight into the program evaluation process through a concrete example of how CAL conducts evaluation for the Peace Corps TEFL Certificate program.
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This commentary examines how teacher career pathways are extending to high school settings to engage bilingual students and students of color to consider teaching as a career option.
This commentary provides answers to frequently asked questions about test development from CAL's assessment specialists.
CAL is saddened by the passing of María Torres-Guzmán, an advocate, researcher and leader for social justice and education for English learners.
CAL Spotlight on the Chinese Education Center Elementary School: A Newcomer Program in San Francisco
This CAL spotlight article features excerpts from an interview with Victor Tam, principal of the Chinese Education Center (CEC) in San Francisco, and includes guiding questions for school leaders on serving newcomers.
This short Q&A aims to provide insight into how test development and psychometric researchers at CAL identify biased items and prevent sensitive topics from appearing on CAL’s language proficiency assessments.
CAL Commentary: The March for our Lives: Bringing Power and Authenticity to the Language and Literacy Standards
This document highlights how student activities provide real-world examples of collaboration, argumentation and other skills that demonstrate that they are not only college and career ready, but community driven.
CAL is saddened by the passing of our valued colleague and friend, Dr. Olga Kagan, one of the country's leading specialists on second language acquisition and heritage language teaching.
Dr. Jonathan Rosa, Stanford University, named this year's recipient of the Charles A. Ferguson Award for Outstanding Scholarship.
This document highlights the work of Dr. Jonathan Rosa who introduces a raciolinguistic framework as a way to interrogate the language gap and other deficit perspectives.