<ADV> OWL Presenting at ACTFL Conference – Attendees Can Enter Drawing for Free Service

Greg Russak grussak at OWLTS.COM
Thu Nov 13 23:22:01 UTC 2008


OWL Testing Software President and CEO to Present at ACTFL Conference – 
Attendees Can Enter Drawing for Free Service

PITTSBURGH, PA – OWL Testing Software, a premier provider of affordable 
Web-based testing and assessment systems for academia, government, and 
business users announced today that its president and CEO, Mr. Chris 
Dalessandri, will be presenting at the ACTFL 2008 Annual Convention and 
World Languages Expo being held at Disney’s Dolphin Hotel in Orlando 
November 21-23.

Those who attend Dalessandri’s session on November 22nd will be eligible 
to win 6 months of free OWL Hosted service (some restrictions apply).

Besides leading his own session, Dalessandri will join OWL customers Sue 
Cefola and Marsha Plotkin-Goleman from the foreign languages department at 
the Pittsburgh Public Schools.  Their session, “Improving Language 
Programs through Online Assessment, Data Collection and Analysis,” will 
focus on how Pittsburgh Public Schools created and currently implement 
district-wide online assessments and practice activities with funding from 
three FLAP grants. This session will also review the software updates and 
provide participants with fascinating results from the data that has been 
collected and analyzed.

Dalessandri will then be joined by renowned foreign language pedagogy 
expert and world languages consultant, Dr. Thekla Fall, for a lively and 
engaging discussion called “OWL Software: Meeting Your Assessment and Data 
Collection Needs”.  Participants will see a demonstration of OWL software 
and how it is used to test, rate, and collect data for speaking, writing, 
reading, and listening assessments. Attendees will learn the answers to 
common questions about how to simplify the administration of online 
language assessments, how to collect data for grade reports or grant 
proposals, and how to evaluate the effectiveness of techniques or program 

The OWL session will conclude with the drawing for 6 free months of OWL 
Hosted service.  Training is included, as is the OWL Community Library – a 
bank of customer-created test content, practice activities, and validated 
SOPI-type (Simulated Oral Proficiency Interview) tests.  The lucky winner 
will be able to create, administer, schedule, and rate online tests and 
activities for reading, writing, listening and speaking in any language.

More information about the conference and OWL Testing Software is 
available at www.owlts.com or by calling 412-436-0559.


About OWL Testing Software
OWL Testing Software is the leading solutions provider of language test 
building software to academia, business, and government markets.  Built as 
a web-based solution for test creation, administration, and management, 
OWL Testing Software is unique in its ability to create tests for all four 
communication skills – oral, aural, reading and writing.  OWL is available 
as licensed software and as a hosted solution to meet the needs of the 
largest and smallest schools, businesses, and government agencies 
concerned with enhancing the language learning process and outcomes.  
Please visit www.owlts.com or call 412-436-0559 for more information.  

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