Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST)
This test will demand a high standard of reading comprehension and analysis, written expression and written analysis.
Video and resources on Embedding ALST in Teacher Preparation with Devin Thornburg, Professor and Chair, Adelphi University; Shirlee Dufort, Writing Center Director, with Lee Geiselmann and Amber O'Sullivan, Graduate Students, The College of Saint Rose, at the Growing Evidence and Promising Practices Conference on May 27th.
Resources from the presentation:
- Read First
- General Academic Literacy Skills Test
- General Test-Taking Strategies
- Reading Comprehension
- Constructing Responses
- Focused Responses
- Extended Response
- Reading for Structure and Content
- Reading for Multiple-Choice Questions
- Strategies for Answering Multiple-Choice Questions
NTI Think Tank: Common Core ELA Webinar on Text Sets for Content Rich Instruction (An old strategy breathes life into Common Core Standards) with Kristi Fragnoli, The Collge of Saint Rose
Recording for the workshop Embedding ALST in Teacher Education with Gail Buffalo, Independent Consultant, and Devin Thornburg, Adelphi University at PNW BOCES on March 6, 2015. You may need to download the Blackboard Collaborate software to view the recording. You may access the resources from the webinar from this Dropbox link.
Academic Language and Literacy Skills with Kristin Rainville Click Here
An online module with many resources focused on developing and understanding academic language.
Piloting the ALST and EAS with Sarah Banas, University of Rochester
Preparing for Educating All Students (EAS) and Academic Literacy Test (ALST) with Devin Thornburg, Adelphi University
ALST Webinar with Rita Pollard, Niagara University.
Handouts referenced in the webinar.