K-8 Oral Proficiency Assessment Familiarization Workshop

9:00am - 12:00pm
Presented at: National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC) 2012

Participants will become familiar with the Center for Applied Linguistics K­8 assessments: the Early Language Listening and Oral Proficiency Assessment (ELLOPA) and the Student Oral Proficiency Assessment (SOPA) through interactive presentations, demonstrations, and hands-on practice with the ELLOPA and SOPA and rating rubrics. The presenters will use materials specifically designed for teachers of Chinese including videos of ELLOPA and SOPA in Chinese, Chinese SOPA and ELLOPA proficiency tasks and rating rubrics. Participants will gain an understanding of the ELLOPA and SOPA and will come away with ideas for creating both formative and summative assessments for their program.