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World Languages -- Assessments

To improve the quality and support the growth of teaching and learning of world languages.

KS Benchmark Assessments for World Languages

Performance assessments created collaboratively between the state world language consultant and several districts can be used to measure student growth over time. District are asked to contribute to the validity study for the next two years.
 TitleDescription
IntroductionThis set of PowerPoint slides provides a basic overview
Level 1 InterpersonalThis common assessment for end of year has been developed by KS teachers and the Education Program Consultant for World Languages.
Report Level 1 InterpersonalProvide student data for the validity study.
Level 2 InterpersonalThis common assessment for end of year, Level 2, has been developed by KS teachers and the Education Program Consultant for World Languages.
Report Level 2 Interpersonal Report student data for the validity study.
Level 1 PresentationalCommon writing and speaking assessment for end of year, Level 1
Level 3 PresentationalCommon writing and speaking assessment for end of year, Level 3

LinguaFolio®

LinguaFolio® is an assessment tool for documenting the growth of language skills. It is based on the European Language Portfolio, National Foreign Language Standards, ACTFL Performance guidelines and ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and was developed by members of the National Council of State Supervisors of Languages (NCSSFL).
 TitleDescription
LinguaFolio® IntroductionImplementation suggestions illustrated with stack of slides.
LinguaFolio® OnlineThis portfolio assessment tool allows students to collect evidence demonstrating their communicative abilities and intercultural experiences, and encourages them to take responsibility of their own learning.
LinguaFolio®Printable file for complete portfolio.
LinguaFolio® Novice Low Checklist FormPrint document or save samples of student work electronically
LinguaFolio® Novice Mid Checklist FormPrint document or save samples of student work electronically.
LinguaFolio® Novice High Checklist FormPrint document or save samples of student work electronically.

World Languages Assessment Links

Clicking on any of the following links will take you to World Language websites that are not maintained by the Kansas State Department of Education.
 TitleDescription
Advanced Placement Language CoursesUse AP rubrics for performance assessment tasks; can be found in exam guide for each AP language course. Good tool for adding rigor to course expectations.
Avant AssessmentsOnline placement assessments, middle school to college; proficiency assessments, middle school to college; and proficiency assessments designed for elementary grades.
Consortium for Assessing Performance StandardsTasks and rubrics created by New Jersey teachers for Integrated Performance Assessments.
DELE (Diplomas of Spanish as a Foreign Language)International certification of proficiency level according to European Frameworks (A1, A2, B1, etc.)
DELF (French Tests and Diplomas)International certification of proficiency level according to European Frameworks (A1, A2, B1, etc.)
ELLOPA, SOPA, and COPE K-6 Assessments 
Goethe-Zertifikat Deutsch (Use Fit 1, Fit 2, B1)International certification of proficiency level according to European Frameworks (A1, A2, B1, etc.)
Implementing Integrated Performance Assessments, ACTFLManual for IPAs contains 'how to' with rubrics for each level.
Language Testing International (ACTFL)Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and OPIc, the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT), and online Listening tests are based on ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.
PASCH-netThe Zentralstelle für das Auslandsschulwesen (Central Office for Schools Abroad) sponsors network & provides support for curriculum & assessments. By joining network, teachers receive training to assess Levels 1-4. A KS workshop will be at KSDE May 9 2015
Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI) 

World Languages
Program Consultant

Phyllis Farrar
(785) 296-1891
pfarrar@ksde.org

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education
Jay Scott
(785) 296-0979
jscott@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Academic Standards
Jeannette Nobo
(785) 296-2078
jnobo@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Assessment
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325
bfultz@ksde.org

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