Full course description

Event sponsor: American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portugese (AATSP)- Downstate Illinois Chapter in collaboration with World Language PD
Event location: Online 
Event contact and email: Jeremy Bachelor-contact@worldlanguagepd.com
Event start date: Monday, July 2, 2018
Event end date: Sunday, Augusts 12, 2018

Objective and Outcomes: 

  • Design and implement pedagogically-appropriate assessments for the communicative and proficiency-orientated FL classroom
  • Align desired learning outcomes and instructional activities with assessment using principle of Backwards Design
  • Apply a variety of traditional  and "alternative" assessment techniques to carry out formal, informal, formative and summative assessment 
  • Create assessments to measure different aspects of FL proficiency, including performance in the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication and in specific skill areas (i.e., listening, speaking, reading, writing, sociolinguistics, culture)
  • Critically analyze existing classroom-based and standardized assessments considering aspects such as validity reliability, constructs being measured, item format, access skills, washback, and alignment with objectives and instruction
  • Anticipate the intended and unintended outcomes associated with specific types of FL assessments and the ethical and practical implications
  • Design assessments that are inclusive and take into account student diversity following principles of Universal Design

Evaluation and Evidence of Learning and Application:

  • Online discussion board (Class participation) 30%
  • Journals/short article Summaries 20%
  • Critique of existing assessment 20%
  • Capstone unit assessment redesign 30%