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July 16, 2008 www.cal.org


Practitioner Toolkit:
Working With Adult English
Language Learners

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SIOP Web Site Revamped

The SIOP Model is a research-based and validated model of sheltered instruction. CAL has revised its SIOP Web site to provide easier access to information about research, projects, professional development services, and resources (such as publications, digests, and
lesson plans).

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SIOP Services.

An Insider's Guide to SIOP Coaching

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of publications and resources.

CAELA Network
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States Selected to Work With CAELA Network
The following 12 states have been selected to receive help in planning and delivering quality professional development for teachers of adult English language learners: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Virginia. Learn more.

Framework for Quality Professional Development Now Available Online
This online resource can be used by practitioners across the United States to plan, implement, and evaluate professional development for practitioners working with adult English language learners. Learn more.

2008 CREATE Conference

Math, Science, and Social Studies: A Focus on English Language
Learners in Middle School

October 6 – 7, 2008 Minneapolis, MN
Registration is now open!

For a list of featured speakers, a schedule of events, and to register online, visit the CREATE conference Web page.


BEST Literacy

BEST Literacy 2008 Cover ImageBEST Literacy Test Manual (2008 Edition) Now Available
The 2008 edition of the BEST Literacy Test Manual is now available. The new manual
contains updated National Reporting System (NRS) and Student Performance Level (SPL)
scale score ranges, additional background and technical information, and refinements to procedures for scoring the note writing section.
Learn more.

BEST Literacy Techincal ReportNEW! BEST Literacy Technical Report
The recently released BEST Literacy Technical Report describes the development of
BEST Literacy
including three studies pertaining to its field testing, equating and standard setting. The 124-page report, available in either PDF or print format, concludes with evidence for BEST Literacy’s reliability and validity. Learn more.

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