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Margo Gottlieb


Margo Gottlieb, Ph.D., has devoted her professional career to improving educational opportunities for multilingual learners, their teachers and other educational leaders. Over the years she has been a language teacher and coordinator, a bilingual facilitator, a director of assessment and evaluation, and a consultant to school districts, states, publishers, governments, universities, and organizations. Margo was a Fulbright senior specialist in assessment and evaluation and was recognized in 2016 by TESOL International Association's 50@50 "as an individual who has made a significant contribution to the TESOL profession within the past 50 years." Having traveled extensively, Margo has presented in Asia, Central America, Europe, Indonesia, the Middle East, North America, the Pacific, Singapore and South America as well as across the United States.
Margo's publications include more than 90 articles, monographs, handbooks, guides, technical reports, chapters and assessments. Her latest books include Assessing multilingual learners: A month-to-month guide (2017), Language power: Key uses for accessing content (with Castro), Assessing English language learners: Bridges to equity, 2nd Ed. (2016). She is co-author (with Ernst-Slavit, 2014) of Academic language in diverse classrooms: Definitions and contexts, a foundational book for a co-edited series Promoting content and language learning (a compendium of 3 mathematics and 3 language arts volumes, 2014, 2013). Her other books include: Common language assessment for English learners (2012); Paper to practice: Using the TESOL's English Language Proficiency Standards in preK-12 classrooms (with Katz & Ernst-Slavit, 2009); and Assessment and accountability in language education programs: A guide for administrators and teachers (with Nguyen, 2007).