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ERIC Number: ED506103
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 92
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-7785-6415-7
Spanish Language and Culture: 9- Year Program Classroom Assessment Materials, Grade 4
Alberta Education
This document is designed to provide assessment materials for specific Grade 4 outcomes in the Spanish Language and Culture Nine-year Program, Grades 4-5-6. The assessment materials are designed for the beginner level in the context of teaching for communicative competence. Grade 4 learning outcomes from the Spanish Language and Culture Nine-year Program, Grades 4-5-6 provided the basis for the development of the performance tasks and accompanying evaluation tools in this document. These assessment materials are intended to be closely linked to classroom practices and are aligned to the general and specific outcomes for Grade 4. The guide discusses purposes of assessment as divided into two categories: "for learning" (formative assessment) and "of learning" (summative assessment). Suggestions for how and when to use assessment materials, and activity templates are included. The guide summarizes effective classroom assessment as: (1) addressing specific outcomes in the program of studies; (2) sharing intended specific outcomes with students prior to instruction; (3) assessing before, during and after instruction; (4) employing a variety of assessment strategies and evaluation tools to indicate student achievement; (5) grounding assessment within contexts that are meaningful to students; (6) sharing criteria with students before assessment activity begins; (7) providing frequent and descriptive specific feedback to students; (8) facilitating students' communication with others who have a right to know about their progress and achievement; and (9) ensuring students can describe what comes next in their learning. (Contains 2 footnotes.) [For "Spanish Language and Culture: 9-Year Program Guide to Implementation, Grades 4-5-6," see ED503218.]
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Education, Learning and Teaching Resources Branch