Title

Online Assessment of FL Student Proficiency: A Longitudinal Perspective

Subject Area

Special Topics

Abstract

This presentation focuses on the results of using the WebCAPE online proficiency test for the purpose of program assessment in the lower division curriculum of Spanish and French at Valdosta State University.

We will share assessment methodology, present findings from the data, and discuss how WebCAPE provides feedback to students of their own learning, and to instructors for curricular design improvements. We will also discuss strengths and challenges of using this online tool to assess proficiency, as well as considerations as we move forward.

This topic may be of interest to foreign language instructors, program coordinators, department heads, curriculum planners and assessment directors alike.

Brief Bio Note

Dr. Karen Acosta is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Valdosta State University, and current coordinator of the lower division Spanish program.

Dr. Fleming L. Bell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Valdosta State University, academic advisor to Spanish majors, and former coordinator of the lower division Spanish program.

Both serve as members of their department’s assessment committee.

Keywords

foreign language, assessment, Spanish assessment, online assessment, French assessment, foreign language assessment

Location

Room 217

Presentation Year

March 2017

Start Date

3-24-2017 5:35 PM

Embargo

9-16-2016

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Mar 24th, 5:35 PM

Online Assessment of FL Student Proficiency: A Longitudinal Perspective

Room 217

This presentation focuses on the results of using the WebCAPE online proficiency test for the purpose of program assessment in the lower division curriculum of Spanish and French at Valdosta State University.

We will share assessment methodology, present findings from the data, and discuss how WebCAPE provides feedback to students of their own learning, and to instructors for curricular design improvements. We will also discuss strengths and challenges of using this online tool to assess proficiency, as well as considerations as we move forward.

This topic may be of interest to foreign language instructors, program coordinators, department heads, curriculum planners and assessment directors alike.