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.
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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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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!
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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!
Make our communities greener and better for local immigrants! Buy this bag at the Woburn @StopandShop in July and support EAL!
Thank you @CindyFriedmanMA for being a champion for local immigrants!
July is almost over! Purchase a $2.50 reusable Community Bag at the @StopandShop store located at 2 Elm Street, Woburn MA before the end of the month and we'll receive a $1 donation! #giveback
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Happy #Independence Day! The offices and programs of English At Large are closed today in observance of this national holiday. Have a safe and happy 4th of July!
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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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Thank you to our presenters and panelists!A full day professional development conference for EAL volunteers ... See MoreSee Less
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Happening now: Conversation Group facilitator coffee, where volunteers connect and share their knowledge and experience. Thank you Burlington Public Library for hosting this great event! ... See MoreSee Less
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Our New American Integration Program AmeriCorps member is visiting Conversation Groups to introduce learners to our Career Access Lab Program! While at a group in Acton, Massachusetts, Joe also joined the conversation about homophones - words that are pronounced the same, but spelled differently with different meanings. See the pears? ... See MoreSee Less
Beginner English starts this week! Taught by dedicated, enthusiastic student volunteers from Tufts University and Brandeis University, these classes help local immigrants acquire the survival English they need in everyday life. We are proud of this successful partnership that brings a much-needed program to Medford, Massachusetts and Waltham, Massachusetts! ... See MoreSee Less
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Joe, our New American Integration Program AmeriCorps member was here this past week, onboarding and getting organized. He will join his fellow members for the next 4 weeks in training to earn his TESOL certification. We look forward to welcoming him back to EAL in October and the opening of our Career Access Lab program! ... See MoreSee Less
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