Carousel Tester Webinar


This informative webinar will cover how the Carousel Testers:

  • Demonstrate students’ achievement of learning goals
  • Identify learning gaps
  • Prepare English learners for high-stakes testing

The new Carousel Testers are formal assessment components for the Carousel of IDEAS, Fourth Edition program.

In this 45 minute webinar, Dr. Sari Luoma will discuss how the Carousel Testers can help educators using Carousel to more effectively place English learners at the optimal instructional level of Carousel of IDEAS, track student achievement of Carousel chapter objectives, and better monitor student progress toward NCLB goals.

Dr. Luoma will provide insight on the Carousel Testers' test design which is based on an analysis of the chapter learning goals in terms of both content and language level. She will highlight how the Carousel Testers have been adapted to students’ cognitive and literacy levels.



Dr. Sari Luoma, a language testing specialist, holds a Ph.D. in applied linguistics from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, as well as a B.A. and M.A. in language arts and education from the same institute. She serves as Vice President of Assessment at Ballard & Tighe, overseeing the design and development of the company’s IPT testing system and assessment materials such as the Carousel Testers.