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WELCOME TO THE 2012 CCFLT SPRING CONFERENCE Who is in the room? Turn to a partner at your table and introduce yourself: Name School What you teach Take one thing out of your purse/ briefcase/ pocket and tell your partner how it relates to you.
A Pilgrims Progress Introduction to Performance Assessment
Hey, Average Joe! What kinds of things do you do in class to learn your foreign language? CC image on Flickr by tifotter
Traditional tests and quizzes motivate only the better students. Larry Lewin
ACTFL Survey 2010 Annual Report
ACTFL Survey 2010 Annual Report
Motivation Theory interest relevance expectancy outcomes Greg Duncan, 2009 Student Goal: Speak the Language I can... ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ Daily lessons Assessment Motivation Theory interest relevance expectancy outcomes
So, testing is really only ONE way to assess and... It is sometimes the least effective way to find out what our students can DO with the language The vast majority of our students are demotivated by traditional tests
Instruction and assessment should be mirror images of each other... CC image on Flickr by kelvin255
... how we assess our students should look like how we teach them. CC image on Flickr by mindelei
The foreign language class is dominated by strategies teaching students how to use the language... Therefore, assessment should focus on students demonstrating what they can do with the language they have learned
Assess More Often A number of short assessments given over time will provide a better indication of a students learning than one or two large assessments given in the middle and at the end of the grading period. Marzano, Stiggins, Black, Wiliam, Popham, Reeves
An Assessment Plan: Have One! Campus/Team Based Curriculum Based District Based Performance Based Quizzes Interpersonal Exams Semester Exams Unit TestsPerformance Assessments Projects Role Plays & Skits
How Shall I Proceed? CC image on Flickr by Silk Road Collection
Vamos a Madrid You and your family are planning to spend a month in Madrid. You have asked Vicente, a family friend living there, to send you some ads for apartment rentals in the local newspapers so that you can choose a good, convenient place to rent for your stay. Here are some requirements that your family has: You need 3 or 4 bedrooms. A garage is preferred for the rental car. Air conditioning is a must. Your mother wants to be on a high floor so that she can have a good view of the city. It would be nice if the building had a porter. Looking at the ads Vicente has sent, which of the following apartments will suit your family best?
Apartamento N 0. 1 Apartamento en alquiler en Madrid. Alquiler de apartamento en Madrid (Avda. de Alberto Alcocer nº 46). 1 dormitorio (60 m2), cocina independiente completamente equipada, aire acondicionado, recién reformado. Piscina, pista de tenis y plaza de garaje opcional. Precio: 900 euros. Telf.:
Apartamento N 0. 2 REFERENCIA: Zona / CP: Canillas REFERENCIA INMOBILIARIA: 715 Dirección: Canillas Tipo de bien: Piso Población: Madrid Zona: MAR DE CRISTAL Provincia: Madrid Precio Venta : Superficie: 113 m² Precio m² de este inmueble: /m² Precio medio m² de la zona: /m² Dormitorios: 3 Baños: 2 Actualizado: 08/07/2005 CARACTERÍSTICAS: Baños reformados, Aire acondicionado, Armarios empotrados, Puerta blindada, Ventanas tipo climalit, Cocina amueblada, Ascensor, Garaje, Vigilancia/portero, Zonas ajardinadas, Bien comunicado, Número de planta 9º, Suelo de parquet, Ventanas de aluminio, Listo para ocupar, Calefacción individual
Apartamento N 0. 3 REFERENCIA: Zona / CP: Canillas REFERENCIA INMOBILIARIA: 651 Dirección: Canillas Tipo de bien: Piso Población: Madrid Zona: CANILLAS Provincia: Madrid Precio Venta : Superficie: 124 m² Precio m² de este inmueble: /m² Precio medio m² de la zona: /m² Dormitorios: 4 Baños: 2 Actualizado: 03/03/2005 CARACTERÍSTICAS: Baños reformados, Puerta blindada, Ventanas tipo climalit, Cocina amueblada, Ascensor, Garaje, Vigilancia/portero, Zonas ajardinadas, Bien comunicado, Número de planta 2º, Suelo de gres, Ventanas de aluminio, Listo para ocupar, Calefacción individual
Vamos a Madrid After you have made your decision, send an to Vicente explaining to him which rental you have chosen and why. Once he knows your choice, he has offered to take a digital photo of the property and send it back to you and your family.
So, To Sum Up Target proficiency level Real life or real life-like Relevant or interesting Context which would call for target language Based on what the students were taught (what is the function?) Clearly written and/or defined Manageable for students to achieve Manageable for teacher to administer Manageable for teacher to grade Has room for students to push upward Open enough for all students to show what they know