This course presents the Convergence Evidence Framework (CEF; Castilla-Earls et al., 2020) for the assessment of dual language learners. Assessment tools that are compatible with the CEF are also discussed, along with interpretation of testing results.
Course created on October 5, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to list the main elements of the convergence evidence framework.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the principles of standardized testing interpretation.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify at least 2 assessment tools that are compatible with a convergence evidence framework.
|5-10 Minutes||Importance of framework|
|10-20 Minutes||Description of framework|
|20-35 Minutes||Principles of standardized testing interpretation|
|35-55 Minutes||Assessment tools|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
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Dr. Castilla-Earls is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences at the University of Houston. Dr. Castilla-Earls' primary research interests are language development, assessment and disorders in monolingual and bilingual children. Her current research explores approaches to differentiate typically developing bilingual children from bilingual children with language disorders by (a) examining differences between monolingual and bilingual development, and (b) studying the effect of language exposure shifts on bilingual development. Dr. Castilla-Earls’ current research is funded by the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders.
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Content Disclosure: This course will focus primarily on the Convergence Evidence framework and not on other models for assessing dual language learners.
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