Assessment (Example 1)
This assessment method is very unique because I
created two options for the students. They have the opportunity to
choose an assessment project that they feel they can do the best on and are
the most interested in. I also give them the choice to work alone or in
groups, so that they have control of their working environment. This
assignment is designed to assess the students interpretation of audio
text. The students will work on their listening skills as well as their
writing or speaking skills, depending on the assessment option they
Allowing students to have an option in what style
of project they create is something that I was never given the
opportunity to do, but always wanted to. I feel that this is a good way
for students to direct some of their own learning. I learned that it is
relatively easy to develop two different projects that accomplish similar
goals. Taking the time to develop options for the students can inspire
them and empower them.
This is a non-traditional assessment because it is
not a paper and pencil exam. This project relies on student creativity
in order to be successful. The students are going through several
processes in order to create a finished product. They are demonstrating
their knowledge of listening comprehension in a informal and indirect
Links to Content Standards for
Foreign Language Education in Indiana:
This assessment artifact exhibits Standards 1 and
3. It coincides with Standard 1 because the students are expressing
their own ideas and creativity in their project. Standard 3 is
exemplified because the students are presenting their ideas and projects
to the class.
*The students will be working with a lesson that
covers listening. The students will have listened to several songs
previously. This assessment will allow them to choose which type of
project they would like to do. They can work alone or individually.
There are rubrics to accompany each project option.
1. Listen to the
authentic audio track of Sypmathique
Read the assignment choices and choose
an option to complete as your project.
Creating a Music Video
The students will get into small groups of about 3-4
students. They will have to create a “music video” in which they act out
or portray the actions and sentiment of the song. They students can be
as creative as they would like and props are encouraged. The students
can perform their “video” live in front of the class or video tape their
“music video” and show it that way.
Assessment: This assignment will be graded more formally. I
will give the students a rubric before they start the assignment so that
they are clear on the guidelines. The students will receive a group
grade. The rubric will assess the following categories:
accuracy in portraying the plot of
group participation (every group
member must contribute)
organization and preparedness
Creating a Music Video Rubric
2: Create an Alternate Ending
students will have the opportunity to re-work a portion of the song, add
a section or change the ending of the song. The students will need to
use the verbs that we learned in the song in their revisions. They will
have to create 6-8 lines to add to the song.
Assessment: The students will be given a rubric of the required
elements. They students will have
an opportunity to share their song revisions to the class.
Alternate Ending Rubric