ERIC Number: ED458240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
An Argument for the Cross-Disciplinary Use of ETS Foreign Language Scoring Rubrics.
This paper seeks to extend the use of scoring rubrics presented by B. Moskal and others (2000) and to present examples of holistic rubrics that might be used against performance to the standards for the purpose of evaluating cross discipline student performance in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. The Educational Testing Services (ETS) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) have prepared scoring rubrics for the assessment of second language acquisition. These rubrics are generally used as summative performance assessments or for the purpose of counseling students who are preparing for the Advanced Placement examinations. The rubrics are most helpful in combination with other assessments. A strength of the rubrics is that they do not encourage careless or sloppy performance. The ETS ACTFL scoring rubrics provides a single scoring scale that reflects the entire range of performance that it would be possible for a student to attain. With some adaptation, much of the rubric framework could be useful to teachers of subjects other than foreign language provided that teachers develop clearly articulated statements of what their students should demonstrate at each performance level. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Evaluation Methods, Holistic Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach, Scoring Rubrics, Second Language Learning, Student Evaluation
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