The Confianza Way

Data & Assessments

  • Aligning Allies:  ESL Teachers Supporting Content Teachers

    We are very pleased to feature the work of Victoria Barbato, our guest blogger this month. “We shouldn't teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. Knowing the contents of a few works of literature is a trivial achievement. Being inclined to go on reading is a great achievement.”     -... View Post
  • "Mistakes" = Opportunities for ELL Growth

    by Sarah Ottow In my work building the capacity of educators to serve English language learners (ELLs), I find myself tackling a common issue with my clients across districts and states: "This student is not proficient yet; he/she has a lot of errors and makes a lot of mistakes." While we educato... View Post
  • Formative Assessment for ELLs

    Featured on Getting Smart By Sarah Ottow The Latin root word for “assessment” is assidere which means to sit beside. In my work as an English Language Learner (ELL) specialist, I advocate for educators to intentionally sit beside their students to more deeply understand and support their learnin... View Post