Student Oral Proficiency Assessment (SOPA) and the Early Language Listening and Oral Proficiency Assessment (ELLOPA) are flexible computer-based training programs in CAL’s world language assessment suite.
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Starting March 30, the new assessment for Kindergarten English language learners called “WIDA Screener for Kindergarten” will be available for members of the WIDA Consortium
There is an ideological war of words waging in America. The Power of Narrative: Climate Skepticism and the Deconstruction of Science, released October 1, 2020 by coauthors are Raul P. Lejano and CAL Board of Trustee, Shondel J. Nero, pulls from science and technology studies, narrative and discourse theory, and public policy to examine the strength of climate skepticism as a story, offering a thoughtful analysis and comparison of anti-climate science narratives over time and across geographic boundaries.
Today, the Universidad de Salamanca (USAL) and the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) announced a multi-year digital partnership to benefit language teachers across the United States through newly available online courses taught live by Spanish professors in Spain.
Dr. Igone Arteagoitia and Dr. Kathy Escamilla have accepted an invitation to serve on the Spanish and Bi-literacy Assessment Council established by Renaissance. The Council's contributions will help shape the assessment tools used to support millions of bilingual students across the country and around the world.
On August 7, the Department of Education announces the approval of BEST Plus 2.0 and BEST Literacy through February, 2023.
The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is collaborating with the National Indian Education Association (NIEA) on a new grant project called "Developing a Native Language Immersion Program Model."
The Seal of Biliteracy is an official academic recognition affixed on a qualifying student’s diploma indicating proficiency in English and at least one other language. Today, the Center for Applied Linguistics is proud to announce a bill in Congress that would expand opportunities for millions of bilingual high school graduates across the country.
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has awarded the University of Houston (UH) a multi-year, $10 million grant to establish a national research and development center for English learners at the University’s Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics (TIMES). The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is one of six other key investigative partners subcontracted by the UH to provide outreach and leadership support, including hosting an annual conference to build the national, regional and local infrastructure in disseminating and encouraging the adoption of research-based policies.
CAL Special Event on March 12, 2020 – Virtual Access for Panel Discussion.
Please join CAL for a virtual panel discussion on the Hegemony of Monoglossic Ideologies in U.S. Education on March 12, 2020, at 11 am – 12:15 pm EST. Interested participants can access the events virtually via the information listed below. On-site registration is full.