Trends and Best Practices in Chinese Language Assessment K-16

Presented at: National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC) 2012

Participants will learn about trends and best practices in Chinese language assessment and discuss implications for their own program or classroom contexts. Classroom assessment can provide insight for foreign language instructors on how to improve teaching and learning, and can also be used for program advocacy, improvement, and expansion. Presenters will discuss the Center for Applied Linguistics' innovative Chinese language resources, including computer and face-to-face assessments, as possible models for assessment. Participants will learn how these assessments align with best practices in foreign language instruction, and will explore their applications to multiple contexts, from kindergarten to adult education.