Proficiency Based Grading in Spanish Class
You can see my first ready-to-go pack of proficiency based assessments right here!
This pack is focused on La Vida Escolar for a Spanish 1 class.
I have had a few teachers tell me they grabbed this resource even though they don’t teach Spanish 1- they plan to use the resource as a template for their own classes (and one department chair for her whole department,) thank you for sharing that excitement with me! I’m glad you’re finding lots of ways to use my resources, even if we teach different content! 🙂
Read below about each assessment and what I have included!
How are these assessments designed?
There are four pieces to this assessment, evaluating the three modes of communication.
Assessment #1 Interpretive Reading
Assessment #2 Interpersonal Writing (can be easily adjusted to be used for speaking instead)
Assessment #3 Interpretive Listening
Assessment #4 Presentational Writing
INTERPRETIVE READING AND LISTENING
There are two assessments for the interpretive mode included in this resource. The first is a reading passage followed by true/false questions and short response questions in English. Then, to get creative, there is a short drawing section. You can keep the drawing section simple (like I have) or you can challenge your students to draw a scene from the reading.
The interpretive listening assessment provides a script for the teacher followed by ten true/false questions in English. I personally record myself first, but it’s up to you! I have included a recording of myself if you’d like to use it with your students!
This is a new style of assessment I started giving this year. Students are directed to choose 5 out of 8 interpersonal questions.
This IS interpersonal because students are required to interpret the Spanish questions, then provide their answers (also in the target language.) If there is interpretation happening on both sides → it’s interpersonal!
Again, since everything is editable, you can make any adjustments you’d like! This can be completed ALOUD as well, for interpersonal speaking.
This writing prompt offers student supports / helpful phrases to help them write as much as possible.
I didn’t used to give a lot of support during writing assignments, and expected my students to remember everything perfectly. This year, I’ve start offering support pages or just support phrases like I did here. What I’ve seen is a LARGE INCREASE in their output!
There is a simple grading rubric provided at the end as well, but you can always use your school’s performance rubric if you prefer. Just edit the document and make any change you’d like!
And the best part? It’s all EDITABLE!
Before you go…
I want to support you making the leap to proficiency based planning and assessing!
I designed this editable checklist/assessment tracker to help you keep track of your planning and to help you assess the various modes equitably. This tracker will help you visually track your planning and your students’ progress in the interpretive, interpersonal, and presentational modes. Watch the walkthrough video below to take a closer look!