Welcome to the World Language Digital Portfolio walkthrough!
What are Can-Do statements?
From the NCSSFL-ACTFL website:
"The Can-Do Statements help learners identify what they need to do to function at a specific level of proficiency. The statements also help educators plan curriculum, units of instruction, and daily lessons to help learners improve their performance and reach a targeted level of proficiency. Through multiple opportunities to show that they "can do" in classroom formative and summative assessment, unit by unit, learners collect the evidence that points toward a specific proficiency level. The proof that a learner has reached a proficiency level can only occur through an independent assessment of proficiency such as the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview or Writing Proficiency Test; however, the Can-Do Statements provide a tool for learners to chart their progress and for educators to organize and support the learning."
Why are we doing this?
When you self-evaluate, you will have a better idea of what you are able to do and what you need to do to be able to reach the next level of proficiency. Research also shows that learners who create goals are more successful at achieving those goals in the long run.
With a portfolio, teachers and professors are able to tell learners what they need to be able to do and what level of proficiency is needed in order to attempt a course. Also, if a learner moves schools or switches teachers, they will be able to be more easily placed at the correct level.
Where can I go to learn more?
This portfolio is based on the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do statements. To find out more, visit this site: