Posts Tagged ‘Assessment’

Why aren’t my kids scoring high on the Countrywide Swahili Test?

On a language teachers’ forum, the question goes up: Does it mean that I’m not doing what I should or is it really pretty meaningless and and should stop worrying and not subject my students to it again? My principal likes this kind of thing because he thinks it shows that our students do well… […]

What are we really counting?

A poster on a prominent foreign language teachers’ list recently commented, in the context of a second poster’s question about research comparing methodologies: …while it is difficult to do true scientific research where we isolate one variable, we can assess our students’ proficiency based on the ACTFL proficiency scale using instruments such as the OPIc, STAMP, or […]

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