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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. Please contact CAL at 1-866-845-2378 or by email for pricing and information. A minimum of 5 is always required for CAL to conduct a workshop and the maximum for a CAL workshop is 25 per day.


Option 2: Attend a regional workshop

CAL hosts regional training workshops in states where there is not a certified BEST Plus training partner. Please contact CAL at 1-866-845-2378 or by email for pricing and information or 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

Louisiana

North Carolina

South Dakota

Alaska

Maryland

North Dakota

Texas

Colorado

Massachusetts

Ohio

Utah

Delaware

Mississippi

Oklahoma

Virginia

District of Columbia

Montana

Oregon

West Virginia

Georgia

Nebraska

Pennsylvania

Wisconsin

Illinois

New Jersey

Rhode Island

Wyoming

Kentucky

New York

South Carolina


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.