Illinois Learning Standards
Stage J - Foreign Language
Foreign Language Classroom Assessments Aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards
The assessments are coded according to standard and stage. Example: 28AJ is aligned to standard 28A, stage J (ninth & tenth years of language study). Sample student work, when available, follows the assessment.
Demonstrate understanding of a video clip by completing a summary of the presentation.
Research a topic of interest in the target language society to prepare for a discussion.
Demonstrate understanding of main ideas and significant details on a variety of topics presented in authentic literature of the culture.
Write an imitative thirteenth century Italian Courtly Love Poem in the target language.
Students will explain the cultural and historical significance of a painting then use the Internet to research this work and analyze the varied cultural aspects of the period.
Students will research a topic in a selected area where the target language is spoken.
Students will read two short stories by an author and take notes to write an essay.
Conduct research on a historical event associated with the target language culture and prepare a news commentator style format to relate the event.
Compose a scrapbook, which will serve as an illustrated time-line beginning at 1000 BCE that presents facts regarding immigrant groups and their influences upon the culture of a target language country.
Students will prepare an in-class presentation in which they will analyze and contrast diet, nutrition and physical fitness programs in areas where the target language is spoken.
Students will prepare Powerpoint presentations and describe and evaluate careers of interest that require proficiency in the target language.