Assessing Performance

It’s time to let go of chapter tests and focus on what really matters: what students can do with language! In this workshop, we’ll look at how to transform traditional tests into meaningful, authentic, and engaging assessments to demonstrate student progress using can-do statements, proficiency targets, and addressing the three modes. Hands-on and interactive, attendees will leave with draft assessments they can immediately begin using with students.


1a. WRSLL Standards & the 5 Cs

1b. Proficiency Primer

2. Interpersonal & Presentational Performance Assessments

3a. Authentic Resources & Interpretive Assessments

3b. Integrated Performance Assessments

4. Rubrics


Recommended Resources

Adair-Hauck, B., E.W. Glisan, & R. Donato. (2013). Implementing integrated performance assessment. Alexandria, VA: The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Sandrock, P. (2010). The keys to assessing language performance: A teacher’s manual for measuring student progress. Alexandria, VA: The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages.