Tag Archives: assessment

Data Tracking for World Language

Many teachers now have to include data showing student growth as part of their teacher evaluation. World Language teachers in Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, and other languages can track student growth during a 5 minute timed writing. During the first … Continue reading

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Promoting Performance

In a performance and proficiency based classroom, students coming from traditional classroom needs some guidance. Musicuento uses an example of a “Talking about a taco” to show the different proficiency levels. Can you use singular words to talk about a … Continue reading

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Prounciation Assessment

Last week, we wrote about how to get our students to improve their pronunciation. And as promised, here is our example script with sample audio by a native speaker. We decided to take excerpts from Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address in … Continue reading

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Proficiency Based Exam

After finishing our recent unit and taking the proficiency-based assessment, I gave the students a short google survey to gather some feedback. I think it is important to give students a voice in their learning and let them know you … Continue reading

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Language Lab Activity

For those of you who have language labs in your building, this post may not be very enlightening. For those of us that teach in a building without such luxuries, we too can incorporate similar assessments and practice with other … Continue reading

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Proficiency Based Exam

At the beginning of the school year we undertook a new philosophy of teaching and assessing our students. As we discussed in our Communication Rubric post, our assessments would assess what students are able to produce themselves, instead of what they … Continue reading

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Participation Apps

1. Pikme (Free) by Smitesh Bakrania Can randomly select students with a shake. Or can scroll to a particular student. Upon answering a question, you can rank the student’s response one, two, or three stars. Good application if you want … Continue reading

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Using Whiteboards in FL class

My students love using individual mini-whiteboards. If you don’t have a class set: get one now! There are several budget-easy options. The first one, is to go to a hardware store such as Menards, Home Depot, etc. Look for a … Continue reading

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