TLLC - Functions - Skills - Topics - Forms - Lexis


No curriculum is complete without a mechanism by which student attainment of language goals within any given level may be measured. In Terakki's English curriculum, we have provided for this mechanism with a competency scale organized into six levels of attainment, each with its own set of descriptors on student performance according to our own function and skills objectives and the topics, forms, and lexis expected of them at that level. There are many potential applications of the competency scale, especially once it has been further developed and aligned with our general assessment and grading system. It is our hope that the scale will allow us to make more informed decisions when placing students in each grade level and when planning coursework both by grade level and for competency levels within grade levels (for example, uppers and lowers in middle school).

As you read through the following document and formulate feedback, please consider the following questions:

1. What are some concrete ways that you think we could apply the competency scale in our program?
2. Is the language in the descriptors clear enough? Where should we be more specific or general (i.e., Should we include more specific, measurable descriptors? Is it necessary to have a descriptor for each language area, or is a more broad global statement similar to those featured in the Curriculum Prezi enough?)
3. For A1, A2, and B2 teachers, can the language on this scale be used for your own levels? Where should it be changed to represent the realities of assessment at different levels and for different age groups?

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- MatthewBenton MatthewBenton on Jun 29, 2011 1:11 am