Date: January 2023-March 2023
WestEd experts are working with the California Department of Education to enhance a new Observation Protocol for Teachers of English Learners (OPTEL) that is designed to support educators in observing English learner students’ use of English language as they engage in academic content learning. We are excited to announce a field test in January through March of 2023 to collect information on the usability and reliability of OPTEL.
Across the state, many California teachers and English learner specialists are already registered to join the OPTEL field test and will observe students using the OPTEL. If your student population includes English learner students, we encourage you to join your peers across the state in partnership with another educator to support the validation of the OPTEL. Your participation will help us ensure representation for ALL teachers and students across California.
If you are interested in improving outcomes for English learner students by supporting the OPTEL field test, either by directly participating or by coordinating participation at your school or district, please sign up. We will reach out with more detailed information to all registrants.
Is there a deadline to sign up to participate in the field test? The field test window will be conducted through March 31, 2023. All observations and ratings must be completed by end of day, March 31.
Additional information will be provided upon registration. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.