Proficiency-Based Approach to Assessment: The Why
Why should I use proficiency-based approaches to language assessment?
Proficiency-based assessment is an important component of effective classroom practices in a proficiency-based language program.
Proficiency-based assessment practices can:
Improve instruction and student outcomes
Allow students varied opportunities to demonstrate what they can do
Help students monitor and celebrate their progress over time
Support teachers in aligning instruction with students’ diverse needs
Establish common benchmarks for understanding students’ abilities
- Establish evidence for administrators about program needs and effectiveness