We are now using a new evaluation tool for all our students, ESL, Basic Literacy, GED, and even citizenship. CASAS is an on-line testing instrument that provides consistent, accurate results that meet NRS standards for the state and help us guide our instruction to meet the specific strengths of our students...AND IT'S CHEAP! It is less than 1/2 the cost of the TABE and more accurate, better focused toward preparedness for life.
Transparent Language, our secondary tool for language acquisition, has been updated and improved! Our students can now speak the English words and phrases on their phones, tablets, or computers and the program will evaluate their pronunciation. Seeing big improvements!
We will not have class January 21st to celebrate Martin Luther King Day.There will also be no class February 5th - 7th while June Marie attends the state PPDA meeting in Santa Fe.
We have plenty of new students, we just need tutors to work with them.
It only takes an hour or two of preparation every week and then two hours (or more, if you want) of working with your student or students every week.
We provide free on-line training at your own pace! You can do it! Tutoring is FUN!
Join us, won't you?
Our next board meeting will be 12:00 p.m., January 14th. We will be discussing our fiscal plans for the second half of the year.
If you want to help the Artesia Literacy Council, but don't have the time to be a tutor, this is a great way to be of service!