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Support English Learners by Understanding and Using Assessments

Wednesday, February 23, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Support English Learners by Understanding and Using Assessments

Presented by Seth Aldrich, Ph.D., New York State Licensed Psychologist and Bilingual School Psychologist; and Alejandra Estrada-Burt, Ed.D., Co-Principal, Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School (MN)

Sponsored by Illuminate Education

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Today’s schools are increasingly culturally and linguistically diverse, with students bringing a rich range of experiences and assets to the classroom. Providing equitable opportunities for English learners to participate fully in rigorous grade-level content begins with understanding where they are at in both their content and language mastery so that educators can build on those strengths.

During this recorded edWebinar, Drs. Seth Aldrich and Alejandra Estrada-Burt explore the role of assessment in supporting English learners within a Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS). They highlight three common challenges and share various approaches to address them. View for expert guidance about:

  • How to interpret universal screening, diagnostic assessment, and progress monitoring results through a multilingual lens
  • How to prevent over and underrepresentation of English learners in special education
  • What to expect in terms of continuous progress for English learners

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to PreK-12 teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, school counselors, and school psychologists.

Your CE certificate for this edWebinar will include ESL/ELL as a category for your professional learning.

Dr. Seth AldrichAbout the Presenters

Dr. Seth Aldrich is a certified bilingual school psychologist, as well as a New York State licensed psychologist, with over 30 years of experience. Dr. Aldrich now works with several school districts concerning MTSS and had been a consortium member with the New York State Middle School Demonstration Project (formerly Response to Intervention Technical Assistance Center). He is a FastBridge trainer and works primarily with English learners (ELs) and juvenile-justice-involved youth in his private practice. His most recent publication is RTI for English Language Learners: Understanding, Differentiation, and Support.

Dr. Alejandra Estrada-BurtDr. Alejandra Estrada-Burt is a co-principal at Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School (RSI) in New Hope, MN. She has served as a building administrator for ten years for Robbinsdale Area Schools. Her previous teaching roles included being an elementary ELL teacher and a behavior interventionist. She is a native Spanish speaker and received her Ed.D. from Hamline University, a Master of Education in second languages and cultures from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Arts in political science and Spanish, also at the University of Minnesota.

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Illuminate Education

Illuminate Education equips educators to take a data-driven approach to serving the whole child. Our solution combines comprehensive assessment, MTSS collaboration and management, and real-time dashboard tools, and puts them in the hands of educators. As a result, educators can monitor learning and growth, identify academic and SEB needs, and align targeted supports in order to accelerate learning for each student.


Wednesday, February 23, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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