Measuring Student Learner Outcomes through the new National Spanish Assessments

Brought to you in partnership with
The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)


Join us—February 27th at 7pm EST

The most effective world language educators have one goal in mind for their students: building proficiency. To this end, many school districts require teachers to show student progress over a specific instructional period. During this webinar, we will:

  • Showcase the new assessment created and hosted by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). 
  • Explore innovative ways to use dis-aggregated data to inform instruction in assessing both content and performance standards, particularly in the interpretive and presentational modes.
  • Learn how to extract performance data immediately upon completion of assessments from a report-ready online platform. 

Participants will not only leave with several examples of authentic texts and audio clips to help students build proficiency, but will also be introduced to fresh rubrics for assessing speaking and writing.

This webinar is brought to you in partnership with The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).

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Learn about the presenter


Kevin Cessna-Buscemi is the Director of the National Spanish and Portuguese Examinations. Growing up in an Italian-American family in culturally and linguistically diverse Gary, Indiana, he attributes his early interest in modern languages and cultures to his Sicilian grandfather who inspired him to learn Italian and his Uruguayan godmother who motivated him to learn Spanish. Kevin holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Indiana University and a Master's Degree in Foreign Language Teaching from Purdue University with Spanish coursework from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. He has authored several articles and conducted many seminars of language teaching, learning and testing. After 32 years of teaching high school Spanish and serving as the Director for Curriculum Development and Assessment, Kevin now holds the position of Adjunct Professor of Spanish at Purdue University Northwest and serves as a curriculum consultant for school districts throughout the United States.