Welcome to the performance rubrics page We recommend you first understand the difference between performance and proficiency and when to use performance and proficiency rubrics, before downloading rubrics.
to communicate meaningful information in spontaneous communications with native speakers
does not mean perfection
to communicate meaningful information in practiced, rehearsed, and familiar contexts
connected to a specific curriculum
When should I use a performance or a proficiency rubric?
Performance rubrics should be used to assess students throughout the year, including when you administrate an IPA (E.g End of chapter summative test).
Proficiency rubrics should be used three times a year (SLO pre-test, mid term test, post test), at the time you administer an IPA on a non familiar topic (or a topic that has not been recently practiced).
Mrs L. is a French teacher who just completed a chapter on Food with her French 1 class. She decides to take her students to a local African restaurant as a capstone activity. At the restaurant, students are expected to order their food and provide opinions in the target language (all functions they have rehearsed in class). The students do very well in performing these tasks. That's performance!
Suddenly, two African men come to the table and start interacting with her students. Their questions are not necessarily related to food. After the initial shock, Mrs L.'s students start uttering a few words ("Yes", "No", "sometimes") and using simple sentences ("I am 13 years old", "Yes, I like French"), they have a hard time understanding the native speakers. That's proficiency!
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