Participants will become familiar with the Center for Applied Linguistics’ K-8 formative and summative assessments. Three formative assessment tools, the Student Self-Assessment (SSA), the Teacher observation Matrix (TOM), and the Classroom Observation Checklist Kit (CLOCK) will be introduced along with two summative assessments, the Early Language Listening and Oral Proficiency Assessment (ELLOPA) and the Student Oral Proficiency Assessment (SOPA). Participants will engage in interactive discussions, demonstrations, and hands-on practice with the assessments.
The presenter will use materials specifically designed for teachers of Chinese including video clips, Chinese SOPA and ELLOPA proficiency tasks and rating rubrics. Participants will gain an understanding of these assessments and will come away with ideas for creating both formative and summative assessments for their program and classroom.