The Confianza Way

Data & Assessments

  • 'Language Snapshot' to Measure English Language Development

      by Sarah Ottow  While schools typically already have an array of summative and interim assessment measures in place, we often lack “fair and square” assessment that builds on ELLs’ strengths and shows growth over time.  In a previous blog, I wrote about the need for a more equitable and valid ... View Post
  • 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