Formative Language Assessment

Note: This workshop will not be available after June 30, 2021.

This workshop explores formative assessment practices that focus students' and teachers' attention on English language development within the context of subject-area classrooms. The purpose is to prepare participants to incorporate new formative language assessment practices into their educational contexts.


This workshop is designed for educators who are already using the WIDA ELD Standards Framework. It provides a great opportunity for teams who work with the same language learners to collaborate. If attending as a team, only one member of the team would need to have extensive experience with the WIDA ELD Standards Framework.


Through reading, observation, discussions and professional reflection, participants will be prepared to

  • Identify relevant formative assessment practices that advance content learning and language development
  • Leverage expert roles within disciplinary practices to create opportunities for purposeful language use
  • Create learning goals and success criteria that support content learning and language development
  • Use routines that elicit evidence of learning to inform feedback

Event information

Two Days
35 Participants Maximum

Interested in bringing this workshop to your school or district?