I’ve finally done it!! Thanks to @srtabarragan and @tmsaue1, I have finally set proficiency targets for each of my courses, and I have a chart to present them with!
I teach Spanish 1A, 1B, and 2A. Spanish 1A + 1B are the equivalent of high school Spanish I, just slowed way down for middle school. Spanish 2A is meant to be the same as high school Spanish II, although it does have slightly less seat time. I set the targets as follows:
- Spanish A: Novice Mid
- Spanish B: Novice High
- Spanish 2A: Intermediate Low
To set the targets, I reflected on what most of my students are usually able to do and then compared it with standards from other schools around the nation. I love having the chart that @srtabarragan designed, because it shows students that being “proficient” at any given level does not mean that you have reached the summit: there is always a next step. I used Crystal’s document format, Thomas’ proficiency level blurbs, and Kelly Daugherty’s bicycles to create my version. If you’d like an editable version, you can download it here.
I can’t wait to present this to my students with @musicuento’s Proficiency & Tacos plan!!