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.
Both English At Large and DESE recognize 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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English At Large (EAL) is a nonprofit that provides individual and small group instruction through a volunteer network to adult English language learners.
Your donation keeps services available in local communities that do not have sufficient resources in place to support the needs of English language learners. Donate now to support local services! https://t.co/GmFsx9OdC2
Your donation to English At Large empowers local immigrants to achieve their goals. Our Career Access Lab builds skills and confidence to help learners secure employment and launch their professional careers in the U.S. https://t.co/Sd4bNuyrJX
Your donation to English At Large empowers hundreds of local volunteers to take action to make a difference in your community. Take action today to help build welcoming communities for all people! https://t.co/q0DI6zgW3q
On #GivingTuesday make your donation make a difference for local immigrants on their journey to a better life. Donate now to English At Large. https://t.co/BmLet39XTj
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Our Conversation Groups help adult immigrants build their English speaking confidence. Interested learners should sign up now to receive notice when spring group registration opens in December! #ESOL #learningbuildscommunity https://t.co/dm8E237gzv
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Our Annual Halloween Party is Sunday 10/27 from 1-4PM. Toe Jam Puppet Band will perform at 1:30, 2:15 & 3:00. We'll also have trick or treating & crafts - so much fun! This is a great opportunity to test out your costume before the big day, but no costume required to participate!
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Robin Burrage's Cabaret Show to benefit English At Large is coming up fast! Get your tickets today! https://t.co/llaxUkK0L0
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A reminder that our offices will be closed Monday, September 2 for the Labor Day holiday. We will reopen Tuesday, September 3 at 9 am. Enjoy the holiday weekend!
Did you get your tickets yet? Join us on September 17th at @ClubCafeBoston @ClubCafeBostonMA
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Our Fall Conversation Groups are filling up quickly! Register today to secure a spot in a group that fits your schedule! https://t.co/MKtZmlRoBk
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It's not too late to support EAL through the @StopandShop Community Bag Program! Purchase a bag at the Woburn store in July or use the tag from a bag purchased at any location to support EAL!
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Thank you all for your service!Welcoming our newest cohort of AmeriCorps members, pictured here at AmeriCorps Opening Day. Among their many talents are their multilingual abilities: together they speak twelve different languages!
Thank you to 2019-2020 NAIP host sites:
YMCA International Learning Center
YMCA International Learning Center - Woburn
MIRA: Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition
English for New Bostonians
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center - BCNC
BEST Hospitality Training
Immigrant and Refugee Health Program at BMC
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The Chelsea Collaborative
The Right to Immigration Institute
North Shore Community Action Programs
Immigrants' Assistance Center, Inc.
JFS of Metrowest
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