Students in Dual Language Spanish/English programs and International Spanish Academies are now being assessed for their Spanish-language proficiency through LAS Español Online.
The test, which was administered to 5,000 students grades 2-10, is a research-based, Spanish-language assessment to measure the speaking, listening, reading, writing and comprehension skills of students while monitoring progress in attaining Spanish language proficiency. The goal is for teachers to use the comprehensive language proficiency data to tailor instruction that meets the individual needs of the students and helps accelerate progress toward Spanish language proficiency.
“We are currently training test administrators on how to access and interpret the results of this test,” said Lisa Capra, Program Planner. “Information should be going home soon.”The LAS Español Online replaces the Aprenda, an evaluation of Spanish language proficiency previously used through the District that tested students in specific grades.