Elementary Mixed Class

In this situation, would you…

___ Select an existing assessment? 

___ Modify an existing assessment?

_X_ Develop your own assessment?

Provide a few examples of what you might do to support your choice. 

If I had enough time before the course began, I would develop my own assessment for a heritage learner audience. Because I’m already in the process of designing the course, I’d want to be certain the assessments work for my lesson plans and this specific learner context before the course began. For example, I could…

  • Complete a needs assessment for the class, using what I know already about the course, my experience, and the students
  • Reference the existing French world language assessments
  • Make decisions about the format, content, and administration of an assessment that integrates what I thought was useful from the world language assessments and the needs of my classroom

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