June 11, 2009


ISBE DELL e-Broadcast 2009.164- Pre-IPT Oral® Training

Online training for administering the Pre-IPT Oral®, the English language proficiency assessment tool for students entering preschool programs in Illinois, will be available starting on Friday, June 19th at www.ballard-tighe.com.

Please note that the Pre-IPT Oral® can be administered only by certificated instructional personnel (teachers including bilingual teachers and ESL teachers) and certificated non-instructional personnel (coordinators, program directors, school psychologists, speech and language therapists, assistant principals, principals, assistant superintendents and superintendents) who have completed training.

For information about ordering the Pre-IPT Oral® assessment, please contact Melissa Cortez at mcortez@ballard-tighe.com or at 800-321-4332 ext 203.  We have been informed that the prices for testing materials will increase after July 1, 2009. Thus, if you have remaining TBE/TPI or local district funds which have been budgeted for this fiscal year, you may wish to purchase materials before the end of the year.