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International Languages


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International Languages Dept.

BIENVENIDOS, SALVETE, WILLKOMMEN, BIENVENUE

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INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES




Grading Policy

 

INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES GRADING POLICY

SIX WEEKS/NINE WEEKS GRADING PERIOD

50%

Major Unit/Chapter tests : Listening comprehension, reading comprehension, writing section, grammar, vocabulary, and culture.

Performance Based Assessment/Oral Exam:

After each chapter – interviews, monologues, guided conversations, situational role-plays, or PowerPoint presentations.

Major Project(s):

At teacher’s discretion one per semester unless otherwise noted for Pre-AP courses. Projects should be consistent with appropriate time frames allowable within the oral proficiency curriculum.

The student will have a minimum of three separate major grades recorded since this section counts as 50% of the six weeks/nine weeks grade. These major grades should include one writing, one speaking (do not apply to Latin) and one listening (do not apply to Latin) component.

 

50%   

Daily Work is composed of: 

  • Oral Participation
  • Viewing & Showing Activities
  • Homework
  • Language lab assignments/high school
  • Writing assignments
  • Video lessons w/activities
  • Dictation
  • CD-ROM lessons
  • Minor oral work - minimum one per week
  • Quizzes (vocabulary, grammar, culture, etc.)
  • Listening comprehension - minimum one per week (may include TPR, picture matching, taped activities, etc.
  • Reading comprehension
  • Culture

The student will have a minimum of nine (9) separate daily grades recorded. The 50% should reflect a combination of these activities and assignments.

ALL TESTS, ACTIVITIES, PROJECTS, ETC. SHOULD BE CONSISTENT WITH LEVELS I-VI DISTRICT EXPECTATIONS, TEKS for LOTE, AND THE ACTFL PROFICIENCY GUIDELINES.

SEMESTER EXAMS

  • All Languages Except Latin Latin Semester Exams

    A. Departmental Exam – Level I (Novice – Mid) A. Level I (Novice-Mid)

    20% Speaking (district oral rating scale) 20% Vocabulary/Derivatives

    20% Listening comprehension (scantron) 20% Grammar

    10% Writing (district writing scale) 20% Reading Comprehension

    15% Reading comprehension (scantron) 20% Translation

    20% Vocabulary/Grammar/Culture (scantron) 20% Culture/History

    15% Individual teacher addendum (scantron)

    B. Departmental Exam – Level 2 (Novice - High) B. Level 2(Novice – High)

    20% Speaking (district oral rating scale) 20% Vocabulary/Derivatives

    20% Listening comprehension 20% Grammar

    15% Writing (district writing scale) 20% Reading Comprehension

    15% Reading comprehension (scantron) 20% Translation

    15% Vocabulary/Grammar/Culture (scantron) 20% Culture/ History

    15% Individual teacher addendum (scantron)

    All Languages Except Latin Latin Semester Exams

    C. Departmental Exam – Level 3 (Intermediate – Mid) C. Level 3 (Intermediate – Mid)

    25% Speaking (district oral rating scale) 20% Vocabulary/Derivatives

    20% Listening comprehension (scantron) 20% Grammar

    15% Reading comprehension (includes some culture) (scantron) 20% Reading Comprehension

    20% Writing (incorporates vocabulary, grammar, etc.) 10% Culture

    20% Vocabulary/Grammar/Culture (scantron) 10% Literary Analysis

    20 % Translation

    D. Departmental Exam – Level 4 (Intermediate – High) D. Level 4 (Intermediate – High)

    25% Speaking (district oral rating scale) 20% Vocab./Derivatives/Grammar

    25% Listening comprehension (scantron) 10% Culture

    25% Reading comprehension (includes some culture) 25% Reading Comprehension

    25% Writing (incorporates vocabulary, grammar, culture) 20% Literary Analysis

    25% Translation

    The Speaking and Writing sections of the exam are given the week

    PRIOR to semester/final exams. Students should be aware of this and that all sections of the exam totaled together will be their semester exam grade. The speaking and/or writing portions of the semester and final exam may also be counted as a major grade for the 3 rd and 6 th six weeks or nine weeks.

    SEMESTER AVERAGE

    80% - Traditional: Average of 1st, 2nd, 3rd six weeks or 4th, 5th, 6th weeks

    Block: Average of 1st, 2nd, 3rd six weeks or 4th, 5th, 6th weeks

    20% - Semester exam

    YEAR AVERAGE

    Semester 1 grade & Semester 2 grade ÷ 2

    PROFICIENCY GUIDELINES

    Teachers meet NISD Proficiency Standards set in accordance with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) Guidelines, and the TEKS for Languages Other Than English (LOTE). The teacher and the students are expected to use at least 70% of the target language in level 1, 80% in level 2, 90% in level 3, and 95% to 100% on levels 4 and 5. These percentages vary greatly in a Latin course.

    Northside ISD – August 2012



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