Friday Session 1: Making WIDA Work For You


The PowerPoint

One-Page John & Rita's Adaptation of WIDA Performance Definitions | Word version

Crazy mnemonic version of the one page Performance Definitions adaptation | Word version

WIDA: http://www.wida.us |

"Out of the Peaceful Kingdom" -- John and Rita's MinneTESOL essay about the evolving role of the ESL teacher.

Robert Marzano lists the 6,286 (or something) items of Tier 2 Vocabulary in his book,
Teaching Basic and Advanced Vocabulary:A Framework for Instruction.. It always seemed strange to me -- if the Tier 2 vocabulary was so darn useful, why wasn't there a book that listed it all? It turns out there is...)



Friday Session 2: The ACCESS-MCA Connection


The PowerPoint (in progress)

ACCESS Overall to MCA-III Reading Correlations (all grades plus explanation) | Word

ACCESS Overall to MCA-III Math Correlations (all grades plus explanation) | Word

The WIDA Growth Demystifier.
This is the tool you all want. I'll explain more later, but version uses the 2014-15 WIDA Growth Curve tables to estimate the WIDA-Level change that places students into each of the five "growth quintiles":
  1. from Quintile 1 -- the lowest, slowest growth quintile,

  2. to Quintile 5, the highest fastest.

(Growth rates are dependent on both previous year grade and previous-year Proficiency Level, so they're a little complicated to get.)

NOTE: This was made with data pulled from pivot tables -- but the file doesn't include the actual pivot table. This means that there's absolutely no way any student data is compromised. All this files has is the final data ...
demystifier.jpg

Local measures of English Language Development
  1. Vocabulary Diagnostics webpage
    1. Rob Waring's Language-Level-to-Vocabulary-Size-to-ESL-Reader-Series correlation. (This is a massive and incredibly useful chart by Rob Waring of the Extensive Reading Foundation.)

  2. Sentence Repetition page A page about the Sasit32e -- which I gather is the English version of a sentence repetition test being developed by the European Union to diagnose language disabilities among non-literate speakers.
    • Experience the amateur Spanish sentence repetition task I played around with: Here.
      (The goal is to experience whether a mere repetition task could serve as a decent indicator of whether or not students have learned a grammatical structure, etc. Can you repeat phonetically -- or do you have to have a handle on the language in order to repeat?)

    • little-test.jpg


Saturday, Session 9: Motivation Matters! Motivating Your Students to Meet Goals and Make Progress


PowerPoint


Local measures of English Language Development
  1. Vocabulary Diagnostics webpage
    1. Rob Waring's Language-Level-to-Vocabulary-Size-to-ESL-Reader-Series correlation. (This is a massive and incredibly useful chart by Rob Waring of the Extensive Reading Foundation.)

  2. Sentence Repetition page A page about the Sasit32e -- which I gather is the English version of a sentence repetition test being developed by the European Union to diagnose language disabilities among non-literate speakers.
    • Experience the amateur Spanish sentence repetition task I played around with: Here.
      (The goal is to experience whether a mere repetition task could serve as a decent indicator of whether or not students have learned a grammatical structure, etc. Can you repeat phonetically -- or do you have to have a handle on the language in order to repeat?)

    • little-test.jpg