Upcoming Workshops

BEST Plus 2.0 Test Administrator Training

Capacity: Limited to 20 attendees. 8 remaining registrations available.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 13, 2018  9:00AM – 3:00PM
Location: Farmingdale, NY
Instructor(s): Susan Shiloni

Developed by The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), the BEST Plus 2.0 test is used to place ESL students and measure educational gain. Participants will become familiar with CAL’s standardized testing procedures and Scoring Rubric as they practice administering the print and computer-based versions of the BEST Plus 2.0 test. All participants will receive a Test Administrator Guide.

BEST Plus 2.0 Scoring Refresher

Sorry, this workshop is full and is no longer accepting new registrations.

Capacity: Limited to 25 attendees. 0 remaining registrations available.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 13, 2018  9:30AM – 1:30PM
Location: Brentwood, NY
Instructor(s): Melissa King

For previously certified BEST Plus Test Administrators, this training offers a comprehensive review of the BEST Plus 2.0 Test. Pre-registration is required.

ASISTS Basics Training

Capacity: Limited to 30 attendees. 21 remaining registrations available.

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 16, 2018  9:30AM – 3:30PM
Location: Farmingdale, NY
Instructor(s): Raju Srinivasan

The ASISTS Basics training will be an in-depth introduction to the various program and student data entry screens available in ASISTS. This six-hour training is meant for new or inexperienced ASISTS data entry personnel or for personnel in need of review. It is not meant for experienced ASISTS users.
During this training, attendees will learn how to:
- Program Information: Set-up an Agency in ASISTS for the new Fiscal Year
- Student information: How to enter a new student’s ISRF , testing and enrollment data.
- Instructional Activity: How to create and management class data including contact hours

Prior to attending this training, new or inexperienced users can preview the student data entry process by watching our new ASISTS instructional video:
Creating a New Student Record Instructional Video

ASISTS Reports Training

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 23, 2018  9:30AM – 1:30PM
Location: Farmingdale, NY
Instructor(s): Raju Srinivasan

The ASISTS Reports training will be an in-depth review on the use of Management Reports and Funding Reports available in ASISTS.

This training is not intended for individuals that are brand new to ASISTS. This four-hour training will be useful for data entry personnel familiar with ASISTS and Program Managers. The reports that will be covered are:

- Instructional Offering Roster Reports
- Data Management Reports
- Turnaround Documents
- WIOA NRS Tables
- WIOA NRS Tables Data Check
- WIOA NRS Data Check Reports
- WIOA/NRS and NYRS Program Evaluation Reports

BEST Plus 2.0 Test Administrator Training

Date/Time: Saturday, November 17, 2018  9:30AM – 3:30PM
Location: Brentwood, NY
Instructor(s): Denise Murray

For new BEST Plus Test Administrators, participants will practice administering the print-based or computer-based version of the test and familiarize themselves with the scoring rubric. They will receive a test administrator guide. Prior authorization from your Program Administrator is required to attend this workshop.