This is not an exam that can be opted out of...
- The Proficiency Exam is the culminating exam
for Level One.
- Students in 7th Grade Spanish (Spanish 1B)
take this exam.
- Successful completion of both the course and the exam earn the student 1 high school credit in a Language Other Than English.
If a student misses this exam, only his or her speaking score will be reported. Speaking is done prior to the written exam date and is worth up to 30 points.This year's Proficiency Exam will be on:
Monday, June 24, 2020.
Practice Speaking:SPEAKING REVIEW PACKET
- The exam starts at 8 a.m.
- There are no make-ups for this exam - you must be present on the 24th.
- You must bring PENS that write in BLACK or BLUE ink ONLY!!!!
- NO PENCILS or ink of any other color!!
(A,B,C,& D Questions)SPANISH Practice Listening and Reading:Go to this address - https://cl.castlelearning.com/review/clo/account/logon
Use "npz-" connected your school log-in i.d.
The first time you log on to Castle Learning, leave the password blank and
it will prompt you to create a password.
To make it easy to remember, use your school log-in password.Choose the "Spanish Proficiency Listening Practice", "Spanish Proficiency Practice 2",
and "Spanish Proficiency Practice 3" assignments under my name.
You will need headphones or speakers to practice this section.Speaking portions in classListening, Reading, Writing portions in JuneInformal Speaking = 10 points – based on everyday speaking in class until June – completed before the date of the exam
Formal Speaking = 20 points – assessed in class– completed before the date of the examListening = 40 points – 20 multiple choice questions based on short situations read aloud in by Ms. O’Malley on the day of the ExamReading = 20 points – 10 multiple choice questions based on written text on the day of the ExamWriting = 10 points – choice of 2 out of 3“30-word” writing tasks on the day of the Exam
You should be reviewing, studying, and practicing nightly until June for this exam. In order to earn your Level One credit in a Foreign Language, you must pass this exam.
Speaking = 30 points total ►Informal 10 + Formal 20
Formal Speaking4 sets of questions: (A+B+C+D) x 5 points eachA = socializingB = providing/obtaining informationC = expressing personal feelingsD = persuasion
You perform a total of 4 tasks, one in each of the four categories.
The teacher gives a maximum of five credits for each task
according to the following criteria:
Ø One credit for each of the four student utterances that is comprehensible and appropriate.
(Comprehensibility means that the utterance would make sense to native speakers who know no English but are used to foreigners trying to speak their language. Appropriateness means that the utterance contributes to the completion of the task.)
Ø One credit for the quality of all four comprehensible and appropriate student utterances. (Quality means overall spontaneity, fluency, and accuracy.)
Certain interactions, although natural in the course of a conversation, do not provide evidence of the student’s ability to produce language. They should be disregarded for rating purposes.
Examples of interactions that are disregarded / don’t count include:
Ø yes-no responses
Ø restatements of all or essential parts of what the teacher has said
Ø proper names used in isolation
Ø socializing devices (Hello, How are you, etc.) except in socializing tasks when appropriate
….you can include them, but - they don’t count on their own!.....
o The teacher may make two attempts at eliciting each of the four student utterances.
o If the student produces no comprehensible and appropriate utterance after the teacher’s first two eliciting attempts at the very beginning of the conversation, the student receives no credit for the entire task.
o However, during the conversation, if a student produces no comprehensible and appropriate utterance after the teacher’s second eliciting attempt, the student receives no credit for that utterance, and the teacher shifts to another aspect of the task.Writing:
Credit earned on the writing tasks is based on the level at which you:
1. Satisfy the task,
2. Utilize a wide variety vocabulary,
3. Use correct subject/verb agreement, noun/adjective agreement, word order, and spelling
4. Use 15-30 or more comprehensible words
FRENCH Practice Speaking:
"B" question phrases - providing/obtaining information
"C" question phrases - expressing personal feelings
"D" question phrases - persuasion
FRENCH Practice Listening:
Use "npz-" connected your school log-in i.d. The first time you log on to Castle Learning, leave the password blank and it will prompt you to create a password. To make it easy to remember, use your school log-in password.
Choose the "Listening Practice" assignment under my name. You will need headphones or speakers to practice this section.
FRENCH Practice Vocabulary:
FRENCH Practice Writing:
Suggested Responses to selected writing tasks
- The Proficiency Exam is the culminating exam