The Confianza Way

Data & Assessments

  • A School-Wide Approach for Supporting English Learners

    As a professional learning specialist focused on English learners, I often hear concerns like this one from Bridget, an English learner teacher: “My colleagues in general education classrooms say they care about our school’s English learners, but when it comes to teaching them well, with high st... View Post
  • Measuring (and Celebrating!) English Language Development (ELD)

    by Sarah Ottow, Confianza Director and Lead Coach How do we measure growth in English for our English Learners (ELs)?  English Language Development (ELD) is so nuanced and changes from context to context.  Plus, so many of the ways that ELs are assessed in terms of “big data” and even the traditi... View Post
  • Why Is Descriptive Feedback So Important?

    By Jennifer Schultz who values the diverse student population she works with and shares tips for providing effective feedback here. So, you try a new recipe and as your significant other’s mouth is full, they mumble “It’s good!” You light up a bit but the dish took over an hour to prepare, and y... View Post