1) Answer the "new questions" that we discussed on May 17th (in black)
2) Check your previous work and make sure you've answered the purple questions.

New Questions:
GROWTH
How is growth measured as defined by the test developer?
What are the DC averages?
What is the national average or norm?
WHAT IS YOUR SUGGESTION FOR AN ACHIEVABLE TARGET/MINIMUM LEVEL ACCEPTABLE FOR GROWTH? (so if we go with a yes/no dichotomous scoring scheme)
WHAT IS YOU SUGGESTION FOR A REACH/IDEAL TARGET FOR GROWTH? (so if we go with a low/mid/high performance three tiered scoring scheme)
Whereas the TEAAL is designed and intended to measure achievement, the TEAAL defines growth in terms of the percentage of change (either positive or negative) in both the overall score on the test from pre to post testing as well as within individual subsections of the assessment.
This test does not have DC averages per se, although CRIPCS, the sole institution in DC has a performance average of 74%
CRIPCS does not utilize this assessment for growth; therefore we would not have minimum level acceptable for growth.


ACHIEVEMENT
How is achievement measured as defined by the test developer?
What are the DC averages?
What is the national average or norm?
WHAT IS YOUR SUGGESTION FOR AN ACHIEVABLE TARGET/MINIMUM LEVEL ACCEPTABLE FOR ACHIEVEMENT? (so if we go with a yes/no dichotomous scoring scheme)
WHAT IS YOU SUGGESTION FOR A REACH/IDEAL TARGET FOR ACHIEVEMENT? (so if we go with a low/mid/high performance three tiered scoring scheme)


The TEAAL defines achievement by a minimum score of 70% on the post test.
CRIPCS, the sole school utilizing the TEAAL has a 74% rate of students hitting the target of 70% or higher.
Minimum Target should always be 70%
70% or higher would be high
60% to 69% mid
59% or lower would be low.

Old Questions:
- Quick overview of this assessment.
- What are the proficiency levels or cut scores?
- How is growth calculated for this assessment (i.e., 3 points is adequate growth for students in the 220-250 range)
- Test reliability if that information is available.- anything else you find relevant about the assessment and how scores are used
- Anything else you find relevant about the assessment and how scores are used.

TEAAL Test : Test of English language Achievement for Adult Learners.
This test is a multi-section (reading, writing, speaking, listening and grammar) , multi-level series, criterion-referenced assessment. This assessment is aligned to a curriculum that was informed in part by the Equipped for the Future framework as well as Department of Labor Adult Workforce Standards (SCANS). The curriculum that this assessment is aligned to was vetted by the Georgetown University Center for Language Education and Development. The TEAAL test has been independently analyzed for reliability and found to have a .86 reliability coefficient (Cronbach alpha). The test thus exceeds the DCPCSB's requirement of a reliability coefficient of 0.7. The TEAAL was developed in order to measure mastery of ESL content by level. A score of 70% is deemed as a passing score on this assessment.