Mixed Class University

In this situation, would you…

___ Select an existing assessment? 

_X_ Modify an existing assessment?

___ Develop your own assessment? 

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

Because the classes are mixed heritage and non-heritage learners, I might select a placement test that could be used off the shelf, but add an area for students to self-report their cultural and linguistic experience. For example, I could…

  • Add a writing section in which students would describe their language background, exposure, or relationship to the language or culture
  • Incorporate a short, informal interview section in which students would be able to speak about a topic of their choice and demonstrate their speaking proficiency

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