Monday, May 13, 2013

Bilingual Assessment Leadership Group (BALG)

Hi everybody!

Can you believe is May 13th!

As we start to wrap up this school year 2012-2013, we realize all the things that we wanted to do at the beginning of the year: trainings we wanted to go, files we wanted to organize, people we wanted to schedule a meeting with, and attending all BALG sessions

Last Friday, storm and all, the Bilingual Assessment Leadership Group (BALG), had our last meeting of the year. Everyone wanted to talk about the Cross-Battery Assessment, Third Edition and how this impacts bilingual assessments. It seemed to me that there is still plenty of questions to be answered in  regards what best practices are when using this new tool.  We were all eager for answers! It was great to share our ideas and opinions. As a group we really thrived to better our practices without compromising what we know it is essential when evaluating bilingual students.
There is an upcoming at Region 4 for “Bilingual Evaluators Use of CLIM” tentatively scheduled for June 17th (for more information visit Region 4 website)
And what we've all been waiting for…

Special thanks to the one and only Dr. Criselda Alvarado for sharing with us her knowledge 
and infinite experience in servicing bilingual student with special needs. You are the best!

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