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 have another new citizen, Sol Hernandez. Sol took her test in February and a week later was sworn in! Fastest turn around I've ever heard of! CONGRATULATIONS SOL!
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., April 22nd. We will be discussing end of school year party and various reports.
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!