December 1 is Tuesday, which means that it’s time to start thinking about midterms and finals! I’ve shared most of the exams that I have used in the past on this blog, but I found one today in my files that I never posted. This was the first midterm that I gave after my switch to TPRS®/CI, so while it is a good representation of things that you can do with an assessment, it is not a good representation of what my 1B assessments looked like in later years. For one, my 1B students were much stronger in later years as I developed a more organized curriculum. This midterm was given to students that went through my TPRS® learning curve with me: doing random story after random story. They acquired a lot of vocabulary, but it was seemingly random and so this midterm now seems way too easy for students that have had 1.5 years of Spanish. It was also before I began using my proficiency rubrics, so the rubric included for the speaking portion of the assessment was aligned with my school’s ELA rubrics instead of ACTFL Performance Indicators and Kelly Daugherty’s bicycles. If you can overlook those two factors, I think that the assessment can give you some good ideas of ways to assess students that have just finished a semester of storytelling and other forms of comprehensible input. As far as grading goes, my assessments get broken down into categories, and students get as many grades on the assessment as there are categories. In this case, they got one reading grade, one speaking grade, one listening grade, and one writing grade.
Some other assessments that you can check out are
- My Spanish 1A midterm
- My Spanish 1A final
- My Spanish II Final based on Alma (save 28% if you purchase it during TpT’s Cyber Smile Sale November 30-December 1)
- My Spanish II Final based on La Llorona
- My Spanish II Final based on La Leyenda del espantapájaros (save 28% if you purchase it during TpT’s Cyber Smile Sale November 30-December 1)
To see what other teachers have done, check out my new Pinterest board “TPRS®/CI Midterms and Finals”. For general assessment ideas, visit TPRS Publishing’s Assessment Pinboard!