Unlocking the Potential of ELLs: Using Best Practices in Assessment (MS049)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
12:00 PM–1:50 PM

  • PMD: 1,8
  • Skill Level: Advanced

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. integrate knowledge of NASP Practice Model, research, and practical recommendations.
  2. describe a conceptual framework based on best practices when assessing ELL students.
  3. identify key variables and factors when selecting assessment tools.


The goal of this workshop is to help monolingual and bilingual school psychologists plan assessments with ELL students. A child-centered assessment perspective will be presented by reviewing the NASP Practice Model (2010), practical recommendations by Rhodes et al. (2005), cross-battery models by Flanagan et al. (2013), and 40 years of combined presenters’ experience. Best assessment practice topics include development of a conceptual model, language dominance/proficiency, relevant background history, RTI/MTSS, use of interpreters, and selection of instruments based on key variables.

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Daniella Maglione, Pearson, Valrico, FL
Alessandra M. Chiesa, Carella and Associates, LLC, St. Petersburg, FL

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