[Assessment 1285] Re: NAAL Data Set Training Seminar Announcement

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Dan dlwann at comcast.net
Sun Apr 6 20:04:12 EDT 2008

This is not exactly what you asked for, but I have been using this site
recently for vocabulary development. www.freerice.con is a place where
students at all levels can learn vocabulary while they are earning funds for
the world hunger program. If you explore the site and check out the FAQs
and also the link to World Hunger program you will find lot to use with
classes. I got this link from daughter, a Peace Corps volunteer in China
who is teaching English. I have shared it with many colleagues here in
Indiana (USA).

Dan Wann

Adult Education Consultant and Teacher Trainer

From: assessment-bounces at nifl.gov [mailto:assessment-bounces at nifl.gov] On
Behalf Of Anthony Berry
Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2008 3:35 PM
To: The Assessment Discussion List
Subject: [Assessment 1283] Re: NAAL Data Set Training Seminar Announcement


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.com
To: assessment at nifl.gov
Date: Sat, 5 Apr 2008 08:55:36 -0400
Subject: [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

<mailto:jsoroui at air.org> jsoroui at air.org

Marie Cora

<mailto:marie.cora at hotspurpartners.com> marie.cora at hotspurpartners.com

NIFL Assessment Discussion List Moderator



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