ERIC Number: ED467490
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec-4
Reference Count: N/A
Nevada Foreign Language Standards: Content Standards for Grades Kindergarten, 3, 5, 8, 1st Year High School Study, 2nd Year High School Study, and 4th Year High School Study [and] Performance Standards.
Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.
These standards offer a vision of excellence for K-12 foreign language education in Nevada. They are designed to provide guidance for school districts as they develop high quality foreign language programs through Nevada schools. The standards are benchmarked for the following grades: kindergarten, 3rd, 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 12th. For each content standard in 8th grade, 1st, 2nd, and 4th year of high school student, the task forces developed performance standards with four proficiency levels (exceeds, meets, approaches, and below standard). Multiple entry points are included in the standards, because students begin their foreign language study at various stages throughout the K-12 system. The 10 standards include the following: students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions; students understand and interpret written and spoken language on a variety of topics; students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners; students understand the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studies; students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language; students use the language both within and beyond the school setting; and students show interest in continuing the study of the foreign language for personal enjoyment and enrichment. Performance standards are appended to the content standards. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Course Content, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Proficiency, Second Language Instruction, State Standards
For full text: http://www.nde.state.nv.us/sca/standards/standardsfiles/forlang/.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nevada State Dept. of Education, Carson City.
Identifiers - Location: Nevada