Krystal Sundstrom
Center for Applied Second Language Studies
A portfolio assessment is . .
.
   “a collection of a learner's work that
    describes and evaluates learner
    perform...
Who does what?
   Samples of language use
     Option 1: Teacher develops and assigns projects
       “write a story ab...
Option 2
 Students take responsibility for their
  learning
 Students become more self-aware
  learners
 Teachers becom...
What is LinguaFolio?
 An example of a portfolio assessment
  instrument
 Provides a structure for learners to record
  a...
Focus on language
functions
   What you can do with the language
     Copy some characters and words
     Fill in a for...
LinguaFolio can help learners. .
.
 Evaluate their language
 Document and reflect on their language
  learning inside an...
LinguaFolio can help educators.
..
 Recognize student needs and motivation
 Develop culturally responsive programs
 Obt...
What LinguaFolio is
 A formative assessment tool
 “Can-do” checklists
     helps learners see what they can do
     ch...
What LinguaFolio is not
 It is not a test.
 It does not validate learner proficiency in
  language.
 But it can be used...
Evaluating work samples
 LinguaFolio refers to ACTFL levels
 Each levels list subdivided into 5 skills
 Descriptors are...
Examples of work
   Written presentations
    o Diaries, journals, writing logs, letters, reports, emails,
      poems, s...
Resources
   LinguaFolio Online
    https://linguafolio.uoregon.edu
   Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS...
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Learner Self Assessment With Lingua Folio Online

  1. 1. Krystal Sundstrom Center for Applied Second Language Studies
  2. 2. A portfolio assessment is . . .  “a collection of a learner's work that describes and evaluates learner performance across various language skills”  So, two parts ― 1. Samples of language use 2. Evaluation of the samples
  3. 3. Who does what?  Samples of language use  Option 1: Teacher develops and assigns projects  “write a story about your summer vacation”  “record yourself introducing someone”  Option 2: Student chooses samples of their language use illustrating different functions  Evaluation of samples  Option 1: Teacher develops criteria and grades assignments  Option 2: Student decides when they can use language for a particular function
  4. 4. Option 2  Students take responsibility for their learning  Students become more self-aware learners  Teachers become coaches, not judges  The „assessment‟ improves learning
  5. 5. What is LinguaFolio?  An example of a portfolio assessment instrument  Provides a structure for learners to record and reflect on their language learning and cultural experiences  Based on the European Language Portfolio  Adapted for the U.S. educational system by NCSSFL  Uses ACTFL Guidelines  Reinforces the 5 C‟s (Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, Communities)
  6. 6. Focus on language functions  What you can do with the language  Copy some characters and words  Fill in a form with name, age, etc.  Write a short note  Write clear, well-organized texts for a variety of audiences
  7. 7. LinguaFolio can help learners. . .  Evaluate their language  Document and reflect on their language learning inside and outside the classroom  Inform others about their proficiency (as they move between programs, seek jobs )  Set personal language learning goals  Empower learners to take responsibility for their own language learning
  8. 8. LinguaFolio can help educators. ..  Recognize student needs and motivation  Develop culturally responsive programs  Obtain information about learners‟ previous language learning experiences  Evaluate and document performance in a differentiated way  Connect student abilities to state, national, international standards
  9. 9. What LinguaFolio is  A formative assessment tool  “Can-do” checklists  helps learners see what they can do  chart their progress on a continuum  Self-assessments are supported by evidence  student-selected work samples  Helps motivate learners to set learning goals
  10. 10. What LinguaFolio is not  It is not a test.  It does not validate learner proficiency in language.  But it can be used along with other formative performance tasks and summative assessments to demonstrate progress in language learning
  11. 11. Evaluating work samples  LinguaFolio refers to ACTFL levels  Each levels list subdivided into 5 skills  Descriptors are in the form of can-do statements for each ACTFL level  Students have checklists in the form of can-do statements for specific language functions
  12. 12. Examples of work  Written presentations o Diaries, journals, writing logs, letters, reports, emails, poems, stories, plays  Media Presentations o videotapes, audiotapes  Oral Presentations o debates, discussions, interviews, speeches, storytelling, oral histories, poetry readings, broadcasts  Performances o role playing/drama, reader's theater, choral readings  Visual and Graphic Arts o posters, cartoons
  13. 13. Resources  LinguaFolio Online https://linguafolio.uoregon.edu  Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) http://casls.uoregon.edu  NCSSFL Linguafolio Overview http://www.ncssfl.org/links/index.php?linguafolio  American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages http://www.actfl.org  Council of Europe: European Language Portfolio http://culture2.coe.int/portfolio

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