Amy Burden

Multilingual Multimodal Test Development Manager

Amy Burden is the Multilingual Multimodal Test Development Manager for the Language and Culture Education Division, with the primary responsibilities to manage all operational aspects of the online formative assessment development and research project, including timelines, day-to-day activities, and the development of standards-aligned science test items; coordinate data collection and qualitative analysis; provide project-related professional development activities; contribute to multilingual learner family communications and outreach activities. Amy comes to CAL with over 15 years of experience in language education and teacher training. Amy brings multiple years of team and project management experience in higher education and the non-profit sector, having led teams both large and small. Amy has also worked in the high stakes language assessment field through the University of Michigan as an ESL Assessment Specialist. Additionally, she completed an English Language Fellowship to the Philippines through the US Department of State where she also currently holds an alumni ambassadorship. Amy received her B.A. in Spanish/TESOL from Mississippi College, her MAT.L in Spanish/TESOL from the University of Southern Mississippi, and her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Memphis where she also served as Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and Teacher Education in their ESL licensure and MA ESL/Ph.D. Applied Linguistics programs.