Sometimes I feel like I’m reinventing myself every year. Do you ever look back on something you did and think, “Why on earth did I do it that way? What a bad idea! Here we go again.” I feel like I do that every year! So even though I completely redesigned my Spanish 3 class last year, this past summer I attended a week-long workshop on using proficiency-based assessments, and here I am again, reinventing Spanish 3.
I give all the credit in the world to @tmsaue1 and the @JCPSWorldLang teachers who welcomed me into their learning community and inspired me to work on authentic, proficiency-based, standards-based assessments. You can view their documents here. In the spirit of open source I also try to make everything I do available. Here are my Spanish 3 assessment documents, and the rubric I use to “grade” them (you’ll notice there’s no place for an actual grade). Feel free to comment here with your email if you want an editable version–they looked terrible in Google Docs as Word documents.