[Assessment 1283] Re: NAAL Data Set Training Seminar Announcement

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Anthony Berry aberryesq at hotmail.co.uk
Sun Apr 6 15:34:37 EDT 2008


Could anyone help me out with any advice on the availability of computerised tests of vocabulary size suitable for use with adult EAL learners preferably with a diagnostic element that provides feedback to the learner in a timely and understandable fashion as well as providing the teacher with information about the learners' strengths and weaknesses for design of future learning/teaching outcomes.

Sorry if there are any 'funny' spellings - from the UK!


Anthony Berry

From: marie.cora at hotspurpartners.comTo: assessment at nifl.govDate: Sat, 5 Apr 2008 08:55:36 -0400Subject: [Assessment 1282] NAAL Data Set Training Seminar Announcement

NAAL Data Set Training Seminar Announcement
Using the National Assessment of Adult Literacy Data file and Tools
For Research, Secondary Analyses and Policy Development
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 through Friday, June 27, 2008
Washington, DC

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), in the U.S Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES), is sponsoring a 2 1/2-day advanced studies seminar on the use of the National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) data files and tools for research and policy analyses. This seminar is open to institutional researchers and planners, education practitioners, policymakers, and association members, as well as faculty and advanced graduate students from colleges and universities nationwide.

The overall goal of the seminar is to provide participants with an opportunity to use NAAL data in substantive research. The seminar will include both lecture and hands-on instruction. Specifically, the seminar will cover the following topics and activities:
• an overview of NAAL data;
• an overview of methodological and technological issues associated with use of the NAAL, including sample design and coverage;
• instruction on how to analyze NAAL data, with hands-on practice; and
• help in designing and carrying out a research study.

The summer data training will focus on use of the most recent data available, which are from the 2003 collection. It should be noted that this seminar does not provide formal instruction on advanced statistical methods and analyses.

There is no fee to attend this seminar. NCES will provide training materials, as well as computers for hands-on practice. Accepted applicants will be sent information about both the meeting and lodging arrangements.

DEADLINE: All applications should be received no later than MAY 14, 2008.
For registration information and application instructions and more information about NAAL, visit the NAAL website (http://nces.ed.gov/NAAL).

Jaleh Behroozi Soroui
jsoroui at air.org

Marie Cora
marie.cora at hotspurpartners.com
NIFL Assessment Discussion List Moderator

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