Adult English Proficiency Assessments - Best Plus | Best Literacy

Test Administrator Training Options

Several training options are available to meet the diverse needs of adult English language programs.

  • Option 1: Contract with CAL to host a training workshop at your location

  • Option 2: Attend a regional workshop

  • Option 3: Attend a training workshop hosted by a state training partner

  • Option 4: Become a certified BEST Plus Trainer

Learn more about BEST Plus Test Administrator Training.

For further information, please call 1-866-845-BEST (2378) or send an email.

Option 1:
Contract with CAL directly to host a training workshop at your location

Experienced BEST Plus trainers from CAL can conduct a training workshop at your location. CAL has experience working with programs to determine the number of test administrators that should be trained to meet the program needs.

Prices are based on the number of workshop participants.

Number of Test Administrators

Workshop Cost

Average Cost Per Participant

a minimum of 5

$2,250

$450

6-10

$2,500

$312

11-15

$2,750

$211

16-20

$3,000

$166

21-25

$3,250

$141


Option 2: Attend a regional workshop

CAL hosts regional training workshops in areas where there is not a state BEST Plus training partner. Please contact 1-866-845-2378 or email to be notified when a regional training is scheduled.


Option 3: Attend a training workshop hosted by a state training partner

These states have certified BEST Plus trainers who periodically offer BEST Plus test administrator training. (Pricing and schedules are determined by state training partners)

Alabama

Maryland

North Dakota

Tennessee

Alaska

Massachusetts

Ohio

Texas

Colorado

Mississippi

Oklahoma

Utah

Delaware

Montana

Oregon

Vermont

District of Columbia

Nebraska

Pennsylvania

Virginia

Florida

New Jersey

Rhode Island

West Virginia

Georgia

New York

South Carolina

Wisconsin

Illinois

North Carolina

South Dakota

Wyoming


Option 4: Become a certified BEST Plus Trainer

Organizations that anticipate the need to train test administrators on a regular basis are encouraged to have one or more individuals become certified as BEST Plus trainers. Existing test adminsitrators may submit an application to become a BEST Plus trainer. The trainer certification process includes observing a training, videotaping two administrations of BEST Plus, successfully completing a scoring activity, and conducting a training workshop with an experienced BEST Plus trainer. The initial cost of becoming a certified BEST Plus trainer is $500. All trainers are required to be recertified every two years.

For further information, please call 1-866-845-BEST (2378) or send an email.