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Proficiency Scales Workshop

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Proficiency Scales Workshop

Elmwood Park, Illinois | September 26, 2019

This session will address questions and challenges regarding how to use proficiency scales appropriately with students who have exceptional needs. Participants will receive information about providing appropriate accommodations and modifications for students that relate to language on proficiency scales. Additional learning will include how to use the adjusted scales to offer accurate information about achievement to students and parents. Outcomes include:

  • Overview the what, why, and how of proficiency scales
  • Explore three groups of exceptional learners
  • Gain enhanced understanding of how to determine appropriate accommodations and modifications based on proficiency scales
  • Discover how to offer accurate information about achievement to exceptional learners and their parents

Hear from our attendees

I learned so much, and I’m very excited to bring this information back to my team. The hands-on work was so helpful!
— Jamilah Hicks, K–5 ELA academic content specialist, Lafayette Parish School System, Louisiana
So helpful! The workshop cemented what I already knew and supported new learnings.
— Sandy Giorgi, elementary teaching and learning director, Lakeville Public Schools, Minnesota
The examples and opportunities to create and collaborate were valuable. I feel equipped to try this work back home.
— Nikysha Gilliam, English teacher and magnet coordinator, Audubon Middle School, California

Additional Information

Product Code: WSL143

  • Jan K. Hoegh

    Jan K. Hoegh has been a classroom teacher, building-level leader, professional development specialist, assistant high school principal, and curriculum coordinator.

Presenters are subject to change.


Elmwood Park High School
8201 W. Fullerton Avenue
Elmwood Park, IL

Hotel Accommodations

Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Suggested Hotel

Hampton Inn
3939 N. Mannheim Rd
Schiller Park, IL 60176

Cancellations and Substitutions

All cancellations and substitutions must be in submitted in writing via fax (812.336.7790) or email

  • Cancellations more than 90 days prior to the event require a $75 processing fee per person.
  • Cancellations between 10 and 90 days prior to the event require half the registration fee.
  • Cancellations less than 10 days prior to the event will receive no refund.

Included with your registration:

8:00–8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30–9:00 a.m. Welcome/Introductions
9:00–10:00 a.m. Standards, Learning Goals, and Learning Targets and Distinguishing Between Declarative and Procedural Knowledge
10:00–10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:15–11:45 a.m. Writing Clear Learning Goals at Three Levels of Cognition
11:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m. LUNCH (on site, included in registration fee)
12:30–2:00 p.m. Using Proficiency Scales to Track Student Progress and Celebrate Student Success; Connecting Proficiency Scales to Assessment
2:00–2:15 p.m. BREAK
2:15–3:15 p.m. Connecting Proficiency Scales to Assessment
3:15–3:30 p.m. Closure and Feedback