During assessments students are not permitted to receive any help, consult any notes or translation platform. If this is happening the students will not be given credit for what they will turn in as their own but that comes from a translation platform.
The students' performance will be assessed orally and in writing:
- daily with homework completion and correction, as well as class participation.
- periodically with assessments and projects, most of which will be paper and pencil.
The students will also take at the end of each quarter two CPA communicative proficiency assessments given countywide. These are assessing the student's ability to communicate (in writing and orally) on a topic studied in class. This is time-limited.
The assessments assess the four strands:
listening comprehension, speaking, reading comprehension, writing.
Within these strands are assessed vocabulary, structure and culture to ensure the learning of the standards. Due to the numerous learning targets involved in each assessment, they are not listed individually in Phoenix.
The world language Standards Of Learning are organised as follows:
COMMUNICATION: communicate in languages other than English.
CULTURES : gain knowledge and understanding of other cultures.
CONNECTIONS : connect with other disciplines and acquire information.
COMPARISONS : Develop insight into the nature of language and culture.
COMMUNITIES: paticipate in multilingual communities at home and around the world.
As determined by LCPS, when a student scores below an 80% on a major summative, re-teaching should
occur, and a re-assessment should be provided. This is optional. In the event of a re-assessment, the student will be
given the higher grade between the original assessment and the re-assessment up to an 80%; this
encourages a growth mindset.
A retake will be administered at the latest on the 5th schoolday from when the assessment is handed back.