The Confianza Way

Data & Assessments

  • Celebrating your English Learners’ Success through Assessments

    by Vanessa Garde. Vanessa Garde has a passion for language acquisition. She taught Spanish as a foreign language for two years, and then went on to teach English as a Second language for over four years.  Assessments. This word can bring the feeling of dread to students and teachers alike. As tea... View Post
  • 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