♦ Interpretive Tasks Template - ACTFL Appendix D This template can be used to create reading, listening or viewing tasks that use higher level thinking skills to deepen comprehension.
You’ll also notice the title is Performance toward Proficiency. This is because most of us are not qualified to say, and it is not our intention on assessments to say, “You achieve X proficiency.” Rather, our message is this: “On this particular performance, you are using language characteristic of X proficiency.”
Proficiency - rubrics for exams, pre/post-assessments and SLOs Performance - rubrics for chapter and unit assessments or IPAs
I did not think that my novice Spanish 1 class could handle it and actually carry a conversation, but boy was I wrong. They blew me away! Most of all, having them in pairs shows me they can not just answer, but also ask questions. #langchat
I randomly draw two students to come back to my desk at a time. It has to be random, because if two people who practiced together are assessed that is presentational, not interpersonal, since there is not any negotiation of meaning.
Let me start by saying there are lots of ways to assign a grade to a proficiency rubric. It is not a perfect conversion, so this is how I do it to keep it simple. 1. Students take a proficiency-bas…
At first some students who like the cushion, were upset that they did not "get points" from doing in class work. Later, it was awesome that students would take risks in their practice, knowing that they would not be counted off for anything being "wrong." I love the shift in conversation and hearing students tell others that if they want to move to intermediate, they need to expand their sentences and topics more. Like everything it is a work in progress, but I like not having to grade busywork and instead focusing on less, but more meaningful assessments.