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Practical Program Evaluation

In collaboration with ACTFL, CARLA’s Practical Program Evaluation initiative provides a comprehensive approach to evaluation that considers the needs of learners and teachers; the requirements and capacities of administrators, parents, and other stakeholders; the values of the discipline; and the contributions of the program to the local and wider society.

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CARLA has teamed up with ACTFL to provide language educators with professional development and practical resources on program evaluation with a specific focus on teachers of less commonly taught languages (LCTL) and heritage languages, and educators teaching at community colleges (CC), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), and Minority Serving Institutions MSI).

Practical Program Evaluation Bibliography

Thisbibliographyincludes scholarly articles, chapters, and books on program evaluation in general and specifically for language programs.

Professional Development

This initiative offers severalprofessional development opportunities, incuding a recorded webinar titledProgram Evaluations: What They Are and What They Aren'tand a CARLA Summer Institute titledPractical Program Evaluation for Instructors of Less Commonly Taught Languagesfrom June 26–July 14, 2023.

CARLA Summer Institutes for Language Teachers

Each summer CARLA offers a wide array of professional development opportunities for K-16 language teachers.

CARLA Bibliography

阿卡拉书目包含更多的信息n publications and presentations on Practical Program Evaluation.

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