Progress & Updates

Tasks and Activities by Month

EVEA is designed to serve two purposes:

  1. Support participating states’ needs to establish and implement a coherent validity framework for their ELP assessments, and
  2. Establish an approach, study designs, and instruments that can serve subsequently as models and tools for ELP assessment validity evaluations in all states.

To serve these two purposes, EVEA has been organized into nine tasks that make up the scope of work. We have designed EVEA to reflect the themes of inter-state collaboration; active engagement of highly regarded experts in the fields of English language acquisition, English language proficiency assessment, and approaches to assessment validity evaluation; and hands-on assistance to support states’ active involvement without imposing an unworkable burden on SEA staff. To support understanding of EVEA’s design and flow across the 18 month funding period, the nine EVEA Tasks are illustrated in the following exhibit.

Exhibit 2. Tasks and Activities by Month

Task 2009 2010 2011
O1 N2 D3 J4 F5 M6 A7 M8 J9 J10 A11 S12 O13 N14 D15 J16 F17 M18
Task 1
Convene Expert Panel
web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants     in person meeting involving project staff and federal clients and/or state participants         web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants         in person meeting involving project staff and federal clients and/or state participants     web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants  
Task 2
Management Meetings
web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants in person meeting involving project staff and federal clients and/or state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants in person meeting involving project staff and federal clients and/or state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants
Task 3
Develop Validity Plan
web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants Conference call among project and state staff Conference call among project and state staff in person meeting involving project staff and federal clients and/or state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants In-person visit to a state by its Research Partner Completion and posting of final document to project website                      
Task 4
Develop Study Designs
          In-person visit to a state by its Research Partner web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants In-person visit to a state by its Research Partner web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants Completion and posting of final document to project website            
Task 5
Instrumentation
              web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants In-person visit to a state by its Research Partner web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants In-person visit to a state by its Research Partner in person meeting involving project staff and federal clients and/or state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants In-person visit to a state by its Research Partner Completion and posting of final document to project website  
Task 6
Collect and Analyze Data
                        In-person visit to a state by its Research Partner in person meeting involving project staff and federal clients and/or state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants In-person visit to a state by its Research Partner web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants Completion and posting of final document to project website
Task 7
Reporting to ED
in person meeting involving project staff and federal clients and/or state participants     Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public     Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public     Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public     Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public     Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public   Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public
Task 8
External Reporting
        Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public     Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public                 Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public
Task 9
Grant/Contract Management
in person meeting involving project staff and federal clients and/or state participants Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public in person meeting involving project staff and federal clients and/or state participants Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public in person meeting involving project staff and federal clients and/or state participants Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public in person meeting involving project staff and federal clients and/or state participants
in person meeting involving project staff and federal clients and/or state participants in person meeting involving project staff and federal clients and/or state participants Conference call among project and state staff Conference call among project and state staff Completion and posting of final document to project website Completion and posting of final document to project website
web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants web-based meeting of project staff and all state participants In-person visit to a state by its Research Partner In-person visit to a state by its Research Partner Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public Completion/submission of a written project report to ED or the public
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