CCFLT 2012

Passport to Success: Assessment

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs


ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines Revised and Samples

Passport to Success: Assessment

Powerpoints from Anna Crocker and Debbie Cody






Toni Theisen's presentation

Toni Theisen-Loveland High School: theisen@gmail.com
"Organizing Learner Targets and Creating Learning Activities in the Three Modes”

Our 21st century learners need a multi-sensory learning environment that is designed to inspire creativity, synthesis, and collaboration, as well as provide opportunities to analyze, reflect and evaluate. Their instruction needs to be aligned with the Colorado World Language Standards and reflects the appropriate proficiency range. Assessment needs to centered around performance and the three modes, as well as being relevant.

Toni Theisen's handout:
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Colorado World Languages Academic Standards





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Found out more how TSD World Languages teachers are integrating the standards:

Thompson School District World Languages Curriculum wiki


World Languages :
“Knowing how, when, and why to say what to whom.”

Colorado Academic World Languages Standards 2010-our 4 C's

(the 5th C (community) is integrated into the others)


1. Communication: Communication in Languages Other Than English

1.1 Interpersonal mode:
Engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions
1.2 Interpretive mode:
Understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics
1.3 Presentational mode:
Present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics

2. Cultures: Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures

2.1 Cultural practices and perspectives:
Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied
2.2 Cultural products and perspectives:
Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cultures studied

3. Connections: Connections with Other Disciplines and Information Acquisition

3.1 Connections to other disciplines:
Reinforce and further knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language
3.2 Acquiring new information:
Acquire information and recognize the distinct viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures.

4. Comparisons: Comparisons to Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture

4.1 Language comparisons:
Demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own
4.2 Cultural comparisons:
Demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own

Prepared Graduate Competencies (PGC)


Communication in Languages Other Than English
  1. Engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions. (Interpersonal mode)
  2. Understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics. (Interpretive mode)
  3. Present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics. (Presentational mode)

Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cultures studied.

Connections with Other Disciplines and Information Acquisition
  1. Reinforce and further knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.
  2. Acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures.

Comparisons to Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture
  1. Demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.