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1 Assessment Performance Guidelines Proficiency Scales How well can they do it? Let’s look at your definition of the Proficient Language Learner Again

2 ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (1986) Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing Adapted from U.S. government schools Shifted focus from grammar to proficiency Shifted from what students know about the language to what they can do with the language (L & C, p. 413) Commonly used in college and high school programs Used on ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interviews Binder, Section 5

3 ACTFL Performance Guidelines Comprehensibility Comprehension Language Control Vocabulary Use Communication Strategies Cultural Awareness What skills are being assessed? Languages & Children, page 482

4 SOPA Student Oral Proficiency Assessment (Center for Applied Linguistics) Oral Fluency Grammar (speaking) Vocabulary (speaking) Listening Comprehension What skills are being assessed? Binder, Section 5 Pages 4-7

5 COW Talk – ELLOPA Early Language Listening and Oral Proficiency Assessment (Center for Applied Linguistics) Oral Fluency Language Control (Grammar-Speaking) Vocabulary (Speaking) Listening Comprehension Communication Strategies Cultural Awareness What skills are being assessed? Binder, Section 5 Page 8

6 Other Proficiency Scales Council of Europe (pp. 9-10) Linguafolio (Southern U.S.) (pp ) State-defined levels (Wisconsin) STAMP-defined levels More later!


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