Keynote Address: Assessing Young Dual Language Learners — What You Need to Know and Why, Linda M Espinosa

This presentation highlights key findings on the language and overall development of young dual language learners and the implications for assessing their language development and overall school readiness.  Head Start staff will learn the importance of taking children's developing English language abilities into account when assessing other areas of their growth and development will be emphasized.  The challenges of providing comprehensive ongoing assessment that is fair, technically adequate, and developmentally valid for dual language learners and guidelines for selecting instruments and procedures will be shared.

Keynote Address: Assessing Young Dual Language Learners — What You Need to Know and Why Linda M. Espinosa Professor of Early Childhood Education (Retired) University of Missouri, Columbia

Linda M. Espinosa, recently retired Professor of Early Childhood Education and the University of Missouri, Columbia, currently serves as the co-chair of the First Five, Los Angeles Universal Preschool Research Advisory Committee and on the National Task Force on Early Childhood Education for Hispanics Technical Advisory Group. She has worked with low-income Hispanic/Latino children and families as a school administrator and program director; served as treasurer of the NAEYC Governing Board; and participated on the National Academy of Sciences Research Roundtable on Head Start. See Keynote Address: Assessing Young Dual Language Learners—What You Need to Know and Why with Linda M. Espinosa

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Keynote Address: Assessing Young Dual Language Learners—What You Need to Know and Why [PDF, 615KB]

"Keynote Address: Assessing Young Dual Language Learners — What You Need to Know and Why, Linda M. Espinosa." Espinosa, Linda M. Dual Language Institute. HHS/ACF/OHS. October 28 - 31, 2008. English. [PDF, 615KB]

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Last Updated: April 10, 2015