Illinois Learning Standards
Stage I - Foreign Language
Foreign Language Classroom Assessments Aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards
The assessments are coded according to standard and stage. Example: 28AI is aligned to standard 28A, stage I (ninth & tenth years of language study). Sample student work, when available, follows the assessment.
Demonstrate understanding of a foreign-language film by presenting a review including supporting details and opinion of the movie.
Paired students will choose a topic card provided by the teacher and sustain a conversation based on the topic chosen.
Demonstrate understanding of a story from Readers Digest in the target language.
Students will write a letter to a tourist bureau or business in an area where the target language is spoken to request specific information.
Students will role-play specific situations.
Students will listen to different popular songs recorded by different artists in the target language and compare their themes and analyze similarities and differences.
After studying two or more literary works, students will write an article for the literary section of a Sunday newspaper.
Demonstrate understanding of lives and times of selected historical figures in the target language culture by conducting researching and make a presentation.
Students will make oral presentations acting in the role of government officials presenting data to his/her peers.
Demonstrate research skills and write paragraphs describing the impacts of pollution.
Students will role-play a game-show scenario in which students will present descriptions of a variety of occupations to a contestant who will identify the culture for which the job originates.