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How can “balanced assessment” increase motivation among learners and ultimately increase proficiency? How are the World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages reflected through the four types of classroom assessments: pre-assessment, formative, interim, and summative? In this workshop, participants will define and examine examples of a balanced approach to assessment. They will then create learning progressions showing how learners can demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the target culture(s) and use the target language in real-world situations.   Finally, participants will explore examples of  self- assessments that allow learners to reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses and make improvements.

After this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • describe the characteristics of balanced assessment and how balance increases learner motivation and language proficiency;
  • give examples of the interconnectedness of the  four types of classroom assessments:  pre-assessment, formative, interim, and summative
  • create learning progressions where learners use the target language in real-world situations; and
  • provide examples of learner self-assessments that monitor progress towards greater proficiency.

Presenter:
Donna Clementi,
PhD, is the co-author of Keys to Planning for Learning (ACTFL 2017) and is a well-known consultant and national speaker on curriculum and assessment development.  She currently teaches a World Languages methods course at Lawrence University and leads the popular CARLA Summer Institute Assessing Language Learners' Communication Skills via Authentic Communicative Performance Tasks.

Target Audience: This workshop is designed for world language teachers in elementary,  secondary,  and post-secondary programs. 

NOTE: This workshop is not appropriate for immersion teachers.

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Section Title
Balance in the Assessment of World Languages: Increasing Learner Motivation and Proficiency
Type
Online, instructor led
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Mar 25, 2023
Campus
Online (US Central Time)
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
3.0
Location
  • Online (US Central Time)
Delivery Options
Instructor Led Online  
Course Fee(s)
Registration non-credit $30.00
Section Details

Saturday, March 25, 2023
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. (Central Time)

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