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Professional Development

DRC|CTB provides a wide range of training and professional development options to help you use our assessments effectively.

  • On site training
  • Online training and webinars
  • DVDs
  • Audio CDs
  • Training available for teachers, administrators, and district representatives
  • Training ranges from short tutorials to multi-day sessions

Professional Development is the cornerstone for raising student achievement and making the most of your classroom time. DRC|CTB products include a variety of training and professional development options to ensure that you are using our assessments successfully to diagnose and assess student skills, track progress, create powerful and useful reports, and increase student achievement using the data collected during the assessment.

We can also create a custom Professional Development program that exactly suits your needs.

LAS Links Professional Development and Staff Development Improve Teacher Effectiveness and Student Achievement with Professional Development Courses

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 the effectiveness of your teachers while improving student achievement with Professional Development courses. On-site and Web-based courses are offered on the LAS Links suite of assessments, including LAS Links, LAS Links Español, preLAS®, and the Online Reporting System.

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
  • Scoring of the LAS Links assessment that includes tabulation
  • Overview of types of scores provided by the assessment
  • Interpretation of scores
  • Effectively use results to place students in appropriate
  • English language programs based on state and federal requirements

Staff Development materials show you how to make the most of language proficiency assessment results.

The Interpretation Guide describes how to interpret LAS Links test results, helping teachers to successfully enhance classroom teaching. LAS Links Staff Development materials include convenient DVDs for use in individual or group training sessions. This set of two DVDs and three audio CDs helps support classroom instruction with sample LAS Links test items, score reports, and student responses. They also provide an overview of applying scoring rubrics on speaking items.

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Northside Independent School District, San Antonio, Texas

"Because we have more domains, we have more information. The information that you're gleaning from the test is much more useful and helpful in the classroom."

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