CAL News | January 2021
CAL News | January 2021
Valuing All Voices 
CAL News | January 2021 Issue
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New webinar series for policymakers

Upcoming Policy Series Examines Digital Equity in US Schools

The virtual migration of student learning & interaction from the classroom to the cloud is leaving many behind. Each episode of our 30-minute webinar series, “Research to Policy: Critical Conversations in Language Education,” examines education for multilingual learners and culturally diverse populations through the lens of digital equity. 
Dr. Ernest Morrell

Acclaimed Notre Dame English Professor Joins Board of Trustees 

A well-respected leader in the field of English education, the African Diaspora, and Media and Popular Culture, Dr. Morrell brings over a decade of experience to the CAL board.
“We are extremely excited to announce Dr. Ernest Morrell’s appointment to the CAL Board of Trustees,” said President and CEO of CAL, Dr. Joel Gómez.
Secretary of Education Nominee,
Dr. Miguel Cardona

Statement on the Nomination of Dr. Miguel Cardona

“The fact is that more inclusive, culturally relevant content in classrooms leads to greater student engagement and better outcomes for all,” Cardona has said.

CAL Awarded Grant to Develop World Language Test
The Department of Education has awarded a grant to CAL to create a flexible computer-based training program for CAL’s world language assessment tools for PreK-8 learners: the Student Oral Proficiency Assessment (SOPA) and the Early Language Listening and Oral Proficiency Assessment (ELLOPA).
Strength in diversity

Blog: Languages Empower Us to Do Good

"Languages bring people together, provide a positive pathway for mutual understanding and healing, and empower us to construct a better future."

Students Make $$$ for Participating in Linguistics Test

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is seeking non-native English speakers to participate in the field test of a speaking assessment, BEST Plus 3.0.

Register for Spring & Summer Institutes 
CAL Institutes provide you with research-based classroom strategies, and practical, hands-on tools to meet the language and literacy demands of content instruction for all learners. 

Test Developers Announce Launch of Screener for Early English Learners

CAL test developers and psychometricians with the WIDA Consortium have announced the release date for a new assessment to help educators identify students who are candidates for English language support services.

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