Coordinator, Minnesota Language Proficiency Assessments
Ursula Lentz joined CARLA's
Assessment Team in 1996 to develop a reading assessment for German
for the Minnesota Articulation Project. She contributed to the development
of both, the Intermediate-Low and Intermediate-Mid/High MLPA (Minnesota
Language Proficiency Assessments), the Virtual
Assessment Center, the Developing Speaking and Writing Tasks for Second Language Assessment: A Miniguide for Assessment Development.
Her other activities at
CARLA include the Summer Assessment
Institute and teacher workshops, presentations and assessment
development for language organizations, school districts, post-secondary
instructors and at regional conferences.
Ursula holds an M.A.in
Germanic Studies -Teaching and has extensive experience teaching
at all levels at Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Lutheran
High School, University of Minnesota, Germanic American Institute,
community education for middle school students for Mahtomedi schools,
elementary exploratory classes at John Ireland School, Hopkins and
St. Jude of the Lake, Mahtomedi, MN. Ursula's assessment experience
outside of CARLA includes item writing for ESL Assessments for SLTI
(Second Language Testing Inc.).