WS38: Assessment of English Language Learners—Advanced Sessions and Workshops Qualifying for NASP and APA-Approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Documentation

Thursday, February 23

  • 12:30–3:30 p.m.
  • CPD Credit Hour(s): 3
  • Skill Level: III
  • Members: $80
    Non-Members: $115

Participants are expected to be experienced in the various factors that affect evaluation of English language learners, current evaluative methods typically used with diverse populations, and familiarity with the Culture-Language Interpretive Matrix (C-LIM). Through the use of extended case studies and additional data, this workshop will deliver advanced instruction and guidance in (a) the application of the C-LIM and its utility in systematically evaluating the validity of obtained test results, (b) the manner in which valid data may be interpreted within the context of other relevant information and data, and (c) engaging in a nondiscriminatory decision-making process.

Speaker(s): Samuel O. Ortiz, PhD, St. John's University, Jamaica, NY

Samuel O. Ortiz, PhD, St. John's University, Jamaica, NY, Samuel O. Ortiz, PhD, is professor of psychology at St. John's University. After earning his doctorate, he completed postdoctoral training for respecialization in bilingual school psychology at San Diego State University. His areas of expertise include nondiscriminatory assessment and evaluation of English learners. He is a coauthor of Assessing Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students (2005).