Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST)

This test will demand a high standard of reading comprehension and analysis, written expression and written analysis aligned with the Common Core.

New York State Teacher Certification Examination, Field 202 Academic Literacy Skills Test Design and Framework

Embedding ALST in Teacher Preparation Video and resources (links below)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 27, 2015.

Targetting Strategies for Developing ALST Skills with Shirlee Dufort, Writing Center Director, with Lee Geiselmann and Amber O'Sullivan, Graduate Students, The College of Saint Rose, and Devin Thornburg, Professor and Chair, Adelphi University, at the Growing Evidence and Promising Practices Conference on May 27, 2015.

Resources from the presentations:

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

Webinar Recording for a workshop on Embedding ALST in Teacher Education with Gail Buffalo, Independent Consultant, and Devin Thornburg, Adelphi University at PNW BOCES on March 6, 2015. NOTE: You will need to download the Blackboard Collaborate software to view the recording. You will be asked if you want to download of the software when you click on the webinar link--say yes for it to automactically download the platform. You can then open the link from your download files. For assistance, contact Yong Ra <yra@nyit.edu>. You may access the resources from the webinar from this Dropbox link. If you want to use this webinar as PD for your faculty, here is the Pre-Work for the ALST WORKSHOP that we asked participants to complete.

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, April 2, 2014.

ALST Webinar with Rita Pollard, Niagara University.
Handouts referenced in the webinar.


ISNetworkED Webinars on ALST.