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