This commentary provides answers to frequently asked questions about test development from CAL's assessment specialists.
Commentary-In the News
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Three schools in a Texas district are piloting a program that uses a one-way dual language approach to bilingual education.
The brains of bilingual people turn off one language system before turning on the second one when they change languages, according to a recently published study.
More than half of K-12 students in New Jersey are learning a world language, ranking it highest among US states, according to a recent report.
Educators who teach in the dual immersion programs in California say learning two languages is helping students improve their proficiency in both tongues and promotes cultural learning.
CAL is saddened by the passing of María Torres-Guzmán, an advocate, researcher and leader for social justice and education for English learners.
Eleven high school students in Oregon recently were trained how to lead science lessons for bilingual English- and Spanish-immersion third-graders.
CAL Spotlight on the Chinese Education Center Elementary School: A Newcomer Program in San Francisco
This CAL spotlight article features excerpts from an interview with Victor Tam, principal of the Chinese Education Center (CEC) in San Francisco, and includes guiding questions for school leaders on serving newcomers.
The 2018 Dora Johnson Awards, sponsored by the Qatar Foundation International, will provide funding up to $1,500 for 10 K-12 Arabic language educators to support their attendance at the 2018 ACTFL Convention.
A Colorado school district is working to improve language services to communicate with parents whose first language is not English.