In this professional learning session, Barbara and Rebekah will share some of the key assessment practices in their new arrival setting. They will demonstrate how their core diagnostic and formative assessments help determine students’ English proficiency levels on the EAL Reporting Resource. Participants will engage in moderation of EAL student writing, discuss evidence of student achievement and consider possible next steps for learning.
Rebekah Jones is the Primary Curriculum Leader at Blackburn English Language School. She has been working in the New Arrivals Program since 2015 and has taught EAL for 17 years in Australia and overseas.
Barbara Dahlsen is the Primary Learning Specialist at Blackburn English Language School. She has worked in education for over 20 years and has worked as an EAL specialist teacher for the past 12 years.