LAS Links Professional Development and Training

Improve Teacher Effectiveness and Student Achievement with Professional Development and Training
The LAS Links suite is designed to strengthen your English language learning program with an integrated system of English language proficiency assessments and instructional tools. Increase your teachers’ effectiveness as assessors and as educators and ultimately improve student achievement with Professional Development courses. DRC offers both on-site and Web-based (live, virtual) training courses on the complete LAS Links suite of assessments.

Workshop Participants Receive:

  • An overview of the LAS Links materials
  • Direct instruction on how to administer the LAS Links assessment domains:
    • Listening
    • Speaking
    • Reading
    • Writing
  • Hands-on instruction and practice in applying rubrics
  • Training on how to score the LAS Links assessment, including that tabulation
  • Overview of types of scores provided by the assessment
  • Coaching on how to interpret scores
  • Direction on how to effectively use results to place students in appropriate English Language Learner programs based on state and federal requirements