Assessment in a Proficiency-Based Language Classroom (June 2017)

Description:

Are you teaching for proficiency but still giving discrete-point grammar tests? At a loss for determining if your students are meeting proficiency goals? Just interested in better ways to assess your students’ proficiency? If so, this is the workshop for you! In this three-day foray into ways of assessing proficiency, we will look at not only how to develop better formal tests, but also how to integrate oral instruments like can-do statements and oral proficiency interviews (OPIs). Further, we will discuss how testing fits in with the ACTFL standards and what levels of proficiency can be realistically attained in both standard high school and university programs. As participants, you are encouraged to bring assessments that you have used in the past as this will be a hands-on workshop on developing proficiency-based assessments. Continuing Education Units offered.

Dates:

Monday, June 26, 2017 - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Location:

B-135 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road, East Lansing, MI  48824

Audience:

K-12 language teachers

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