Assessment for World Language Educators

New Self-Paced Online Course from CAL - Coming Soon

This self-paced online course is designed to help world language educators increase their understanding of effective classroom-based language assessment and learn how to improve the effectiveness of assessment in their own classrooms. 

Three modules focus on key assessment terms and concepts, formative and summative assessment, and integrating assessment and instruction.

The content for this online course is based on decades of experience by the Center for Applied Linguistics in developing valid, reliable, and effective assessments and working with educators to help language learners succeed.

Each module begins with a warm-up activity and includes a narrated PowerPoint presentation and readings. Throughout the course, participants have opportunities to reflect upon and practice new learning, self-assess through quizzes; view real-world examples through scenarios; and apply lessons learned through applicable wrap-up activities.

This self-paced course is designed for K-12 and postsecondary world language educators and anyone interested in language assessment.

Participants receive a CAL Certificate of Completion that can often be used to obtain continuing education credits from your school or district.

  • Module #1: Key Assessment Terms and Concepts 
    In this module you will learn fundamental terms and concepts and how they apply to classroom assessment. You will consider your current understanding of these terms, and think about how they apply them to your own assessment situations.
  • Module #2: Formative and Summative Assessment
    In this module you will learn about the continuum of formative and summative assessment. You will see examples of how formative and summative assessment can be used together and reflect on your own assessment practices.
  • Module #3: Integrating Assessment and Instruction
    In this module, you will learn about how to integrate your assessments with instruction, and how to incorporate the learner as an assessment stakeholder. In particular, you will think about how you give assessment feedback to your students. 

Upon registration and payment, you will receive log-on credentials for the course via the email address provided upon registration. 

Each course contains three modules, each of which are self-paced and takes approximately two hours to complete. At the conclusion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion from the Center for Applied Linguistics which can often be used to obtain continuing education credits.

CAL also offers a tiered pricing structure for schools and districts who wish to have 10 or more teachers take the online course.

Registration coming soon.