About the Project – Overview

The project is part of the English Language Proficiency Assessment Consortium: Assessment Services Supporting English Learners Through Technology Systems (ASSETS), funded by the U.S Department of Education Enhanced Assessment Grant to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and WIDA. ASSETS partners include the Center for Applied Linguistics, WestEd, GSE&IS/UCLA, CRESST/UCLA, Data Recognition Corporation and MetriTech. The consortium will develop a next-generation, technology-based language assessment system for students in grades K–12 who are learning English. The system will include a summative assessment, an on-demand diagnostic screener, classroom interim assessments, and formative assessment tools for use in instruction, as well as accompanying professional development materials. While the DLLPs created by the project will have impact at all levels and stages of the larger assessment development initiative, they will play a key role in the creation of formative assessment tools and professional development materials.