Effective assessment practices are responsive and result in change to teacher practice, based on student need.
The following resources and documents have been developed to support primary language teachers in their use of evidence-based assessment practices, including the five elements of effective assessment practice. By embedding strategies such as these throughout the teaching and learning cycle, language teachers ensure that assessment practices are linked to the learning experiences of students.
- Intentional observation checklist (DOCX 160KB)
- Peer and self-assessment for communicative activities (DOCX 160.2KB)
- Rubric for communicative tasks (DOCX 60.7KB) – This rubric can be adapted and used for communicative language tasks from Early Stage 1 to Stage 3. For example, for the Early Stage 1 task ‘Introduce yourself to a new student from [Country] who has joined your class’, students are able to achieve excellence in each criteria of the rubric. Similarly, for the Stage 3 task ‘order food and drinks for yourself and a friend from a menu’, students are able to achieve excellence in each criteria of the rubric. The different expectations will be clarified through the specific success criteria for each task.
- Stage 1 – Chatterbox unit starter (DOCX 166.2KB)
- Stage 3 – Eating at a restaurant unit (DOCX 177KB)
- Stage 3 – Eating at a restaurant assessment task (DOCX 161KB)
- Stage 3 – Eating at a restaurant assessment rubric (DOCX 162KB)
- Making a chatterbox video (5:24) – see below