Margo Gottlieb, Ph.D., Lead Developer for World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Director, Assessment and Evaluation, for the Illinois Resource Center, crafts language standards, designs assessments, and creates instructional assessment systems for English language learners. She has presented and published extensively; her books include: Common Language Assessment for English Learners (2012), Paper to Practice: Using the TESOL's English Language Proficiency Standards in PreK-12 Classrooms (with A. Katz & G. Ernst-Slavit, 2009); Assessment and Accountability in Language Education Programs: A Guide for Administrators and Teachers (with D. Nguyen, 2007); and Assessing English Language Learners: Bridges from Language Proficiency to Academic Achievement (2006).
Gisela Ernst-Slavit, PhD, is a Professor in the College of Education at Washington State University Vancouver. She investigates language teacher education in culturally and linguistically diverse settings using ethnographic and sociolinguistic perspectives. In addition to other publications, she is co-author of Access to Academics: Planning Instruction for K-12 Classrooms with ELLs (Pearson, 2010), From Paper to Practice: Using the TESOLrsquo;s English Language Proficiency Standards in PreK-12 Classrooms (TESOL, 2009), and TESOL PreK-12 English Language Proficiency Standards (TESOL, 2006). Dr. Ernst-Slavit, a native from Peru, has given numerous presentations in the United States and Canada as well as in Japan, Pakistan, Peru, Spain, Thailand, and The Netherlands.