Assessment


Standardized assessments

In order to track the progress of learners in our Tutoring Program, we use standardized assessments recommended by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) for Adult English instructional programs.  Learners are tested when they enter the program, at the start of tutoring, and again at exit, when their tutoring is ending.  Information on each individual learner’s test scores is shared with learners and their tutors.  

For learners who enroll in tutoring to improve their speaking and listening skills, English At Large administers the BEST Plus standardized assessment. 

For learners who enroll in tutoring to improve their reading and writing skills, English At Large administers the TABE CLAS E standardized writing assessment.

Assessments are administered by English At Large volunteers and staff, who are trained and certified as test assessors.   

English At Large recognizes that standardized assessments present only one window into learner achievement. We encourage tutors to use assessment scores as a teaching tool, but not to place undue emphasis on assessment performance.

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