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Evaluation Services

Contact CAL to customize an evaluation program to meet your needs and budget.

Read a case study about CAL’s program evaluation services.

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Foreign Language Assessment Directory (FLAD)
The FLAD is a free, searchable directory of information on over 200 tests in over 90 languages. Search the directory.

FLAD Companion Tutorial
CAL has developed an online tutorial, Understanding Assessment, designed to act as a companion piece to the FLAD, helping educators choose the most appropriate test for their needs. View this resource.

 

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Program Evaluation Services

Program evaluation has long been recognized as a valuable tool to provide programs with data to help inform decisions, improve program effectiveness, and ensure that the desired goals and stated outcomes of the program are being achieved.

Drawing on decades of research connected to practice in language education, CAL offers evaluation and program design services to schools, districts, and other institutions that are planning or implementing foreign language education programs.

Select from a wide range of methodologies:

  • Quantitative (e.g., review of student outcome data; experimental, quasi-experimental and pre-/post-test studies; surveys)

  • Qualitative (e.g., focus groups, observations, interviews, document reviews)

  • Blended Methodologies (combining qualitative and quantitative methods)

Choose the type of service that best meets your needs:

  • Program planning and needs assessment address specific planning questions, such as “Should we establish a dual language program in our district?” or “What topics should we prioritize for staff professional development?”

  • Program evaluations examine how a program is implemented and/or what the outcomes are. Evaluation projects vary based on how comprehensive they are (topics, stakeholders consulted), the size of the program, and whether the client wants a brief or more detailed report

  • Evaluation technical assistance projects help clients design or implement their own evaluations through mentorship, evaluation capacity building, or the development of evaluation tools

  • Workshops train practitioners who may be involved in program evaluation on different approaches to language program evaluation and the basic steps involved in designing an evaluation

Contact CAL to customize an evaluation program to meet your needs and budget.