Learning Opportunities

Introduction to Benchmarks 2.0

Presented By

Kathy Salmon

Series Sessions

Date Time
Wednesday, October 05, 2022 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM



Target Audience: This interactive, professional development workshop is designed to help pre-school to grade 12 teachers, EAL consultants, and school administrators understand the new Alberta pre-K -12 EAL Proficiency Benchmarks 2.

The workshop explores the: 

  • differences between Benchmarks 2.0 and Benchmarks 1.0 
  • new 12 level proficiency scales
  • new developmentally appropriate grade groupings
  • 3 required competencies (Vocabulary, Sentence Structure and Cohesive Devices) for annual assessment
  • examples of the 3 competencies across the strands of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
  • supporting competencies to aid in instructional design and understanding the EAL learner
  • Vocabulary, Sentence Structure and Cohesive Devices levelled samples

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