Presentation on theme: "Summer Institute: AP Japanese Language and Culture"— Presentation transcript:
1Summer Institute: AP Japanese Language and Culture Your leader: College Board ConsultantHiroko C. KataokaCalifornia State University, Long BeachMost handouts adapted from Kataoka & Tohsaku, and Kataoka
2Goal of the InstituteTo prepare participants to teach an AP Japanese Language and Culture course by writing an AP Japanese curriculum, examining sample test items, and developing sample activities for the course.
3Logistics Agenda for the week (Schedule) Computer use Handouts AssignmentsDaily Announcements
6AP Program AP Japanese Language and Culture Course and Exam: Overview College-level studies at high schoolDeveloped and administered by the College Board since 195534 courses in 19 subject areasAP Courses and AP ExamsClose to 60% of U.S. high schools and over 90% of U.S. colleges and universities participateCollege credit, advanced placement, or both for qualifying AP Exam grades
7AP CoursesCourse descriptions developed by a committee of college faculty and HS teachersCovers the breadth of information, skills, and assignment in the corresponding college courseUsually equivalent to second-year college-level courseTaught by highly qualified high school teachers
8AP Exams Administered in May, each year Developed by committees of college faculty and AP high school teachersFree-response section (scored by exam readers) and multiple-choice questions (scored by computer)Modern languages – speaking and listening componentsOn average, 62% of the exams receive a grade recommended for college credit, advanced placement, or both.
9Benefits of AP Program for Students Saving on college tuitionHigher GPA (HS)Early graduation (College)Taking more advanced courses(College)Double majors (College)
10Benefits of Japanese AP Program Raising the quality of Japanese educationArticulation between high school and college programsMore enrollment in Japanese coursesHighly motivated, excellent studentsProfessional development activities for teachers
11AP Japanese Language and Culture:Timeline Spring 2003: Board of Trustees resolutionFall 2004: AP Japanese Task ForceFall 2005: AP Japanese Development CommitteeFall 2006: First AP Japanese CourseMay 2007: First AP Japanese Exam
12AP Japanese Language and Culture: Contents Standards-based: 5C’s; Interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communications4 language skillsEquivalent to 300-hour college-level instructionTarget Level:ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines Intermediate Low to Mid RangeAuthentic task-based questionsNo discrete measurement of grammatical knowledgeOnline testDeveloped by ETS
13Test Takers Those who complete an AP Japanese course in high school Anyone over 14 years old including those who have NOT taken an AP Japanese course (e.g., native speakers and learners of Japanese as a heritage language)
14AP Japanese: College Perspectives Qualifying AP Scores (3, 4, and 5)College creditsAdvanced placementCollege credits and Advanced placementNothing
15Student Grade Distributions AP Examinations May 2005
18AP Policy Different from school to school More than 90% US colleges and universities participate in AP ProgramRefer to your school catalog, web site, or College Board siteYou may be asked to make a decision on AP Japanese
22College Board’s Equity Statement: Equity and Access What do you know about CB’s Equity Statement?In pairs read take notes on “Equity and Access” in AP Japanese Language and Culture Teacher’s Guide.If you’re interested and would like to know more about it, go to <http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/article/0,3045, ,00.html> and read articles.Discuss what we can do.
23Resources Available for Teachers General information about the APAP World LanguagesAP Japanese Language and CultureSend an to Provide your name, school affiliation, mailing address, and address, and ask for information.
24Resources Available for Teachers Course DescriptionTeacher’s GuideAP CentralTeacher’s Resource CatalogElectronic Discussion GroupsCollege Board StorePre-AP world language workshopsBooks and materials (no single text will teach the course)
25AP Japanese Language and Culture: Professional Activities National Conference (July)Workshops (Pre-AP, AP Japanese)Weeklong Summer Institutes (AP Japanese)AP Central--> Professional development-->
26Other IssuesBuilding/District level decisions on taking /requiring the examCost and fee reductions; exam dates for 2007Special needs studentsMake-up examsSecurity issuesTest day administration/proctors/equipment/ language labsGrade reports July, September statistical reportsGrades by phone-July 1
27AP Japanese Language and Culture Course and Exam: Specifications • Specifications and format• Kanji listここではこの３つを見ることを言う。
28Inter-personal Mode Inter-pretive Mode Present-ational Mode Listening Activity 1 Exam Format: Which part of the exam tests each of the following?Inter-personal ModeInter-pretive ModePresent-ational ModeListeningSpeakingReadingWritingこの後の３ページをみながらそれぞれのセルににsection, part, #of questions, percentage, allocated timeを入れてもらう。５分。（教師用ファイルPPT２参照。）