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World Languages - Assessments

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


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).
LinguaFolio® IntroductionImplementation suggestions illustrated with stack of slides.PDF
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.Link
NCSSFL/ACTFL Can-Do StatementsUse the Can-Do statement at the appropriate level for your (your students') proficiency. Link
LinguaFolio® Novice Low Checklist FormPrint document or save samples of student work electronicallyPDF
LinguaFolio® Novice Mid Checklist FormPrint document or save samples of student work electronically.PDF
LinguaFolio® Novice High Checklist FormPrint document or save samples of student work electronically.PDF

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.
ACTFL: Implementing Integrated Performance AssessmentsThis manual is available for purchase.
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. Avant's STAMP 4S and STAMP WS are approved assessments for the Seal of Biliteracy.
Consortium for Assessing Performance StandardsIntegrated Performance Assessment tasks and rubrics for all three modes of communication and for novice, intermediate, and advanced proficiency levels. Created by New Jersey teachers.
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 and SOPA Assessments for Grades PreK-8The ELLOPA (PreK-2) and SOPA (Grades 2-8) are early language proficiency assessments designed to allow students to demonstrate their highest level of performance in speaking (further broken down into oral fluency, grammar, vocabulary) and listening.
Goethe-Zertifikat Deutsch (Use Fit 1, Fit 2, B1)International certification of proficiency level according to European Frameworks (A1, A2, B1, etc.)
Language Testing InternationalOral 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)The Sign Language Proficiency Interview (SLPI:ASL) involves a one-to-one conversation in sign language between an interviewer and candidate/interviewee.
The COPE AssessmentThe COPE was designed for students (Grades 5-8) enrolled in immersion programs. Using an oral interview/role play technique with two students at a time, the COPE measures students’ ability to interact with others in a second language.

World Languages Contact:


Deputy Commissioner:
Division of Learning Services

Dr. Ben Proctor
(785) 296-2303

Career, Standards and Assessment

Beth Fultz
(785) 296-3142

Assistant Director: 
Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Natalie D. Clark
(785) 296-4351

Assistant Director: 
Curricular Standards

Dr. David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447

Assistant Director: 

Julie Ewing
(785) 296-2325

Assistant Director: 
Kansas Volunteer Commission

Dr. Jessica Dorsey
(785) 296-3163

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