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    Integrated Performance Assessments

    • Summer-Fall 2020
    • Project Lead(s): Julio C Rodriguez & Jim Yoshioka
    • Facilitator(s): Nicole Naditz with Audio podcast presentation and credits: Tracy Orillo-Donovan | Video production for lessons by Clayton Chee | Sound production by Robert Wong)


    Integrated Performance Assessments, released by the NFLRC in 2020, is a series of 7 episodes on performance assessments in the three modes of communication, leading up to integrated performance assessments (IPA).
    All interviews are hosted by Nicole Naditz (2015 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year) for the NFLRC.
    The NFLRC contributed its expertise in instructional design and technology and provided logistical support. Each episode features interviews with world language professionals who share their insights and experience in relation to incorporating performance assessments into the language classroom.
    Enjoy the series either as podcasts or as TED-Ed lessons, which contain a video of the interview, additional information with links, a quiz, and question prompts for discussion or reflection.



    Paul Sandrock

    IPA 1: Intro to Performance Assessments

    An interview with Paul Sandrock providing an introduction to performance assessments

    Lynn Fulton

    IPA 2: Performance Assessments: Presentational mode

    An interview with Lynn Fulton on performance assessments in the presentational mode

    Iman Hashem

    IPA 3: Performance Assessments: Interpersonal mode, part 1

    An interview with Iman Hashem on performance assessments in the interpersonal mode

    Ying Jin

    IPA 4: Performance Assessments: Interpersonal mode, part 2

    An interview with Ying Jin to further discuss ideas for performance assessments in the interpersonal mode

    Margaret Malone

    IPA 5: Performance Assessments: Interpretive mode

    An interview with Margaret Malone on performance assessments in the interpretive mode
    Francis Troyan

    IPA 6: Integrated Performance Assessments: Theoretical Considerations

    An interview with Francis Troyan on integrated performance assessments and the theory behind them
    Lisa Shepard

    IPA 7: Putting Integrated Performance Assessments Into Practice

    An interview with Lisa Shepard on putting integrated performance assessments into practice


    For Episode 3:
    • Description of the T.A.L.K. rubric that was mentioned during the interview
    • Blog post describing the single-point rubric that was mentioned
    For Episodes 5, 6, and 7:
    • IPA template (Appendix D)
    • NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-do statements
    For Episode 7 only: 
    • Madame’s Musings (Lisa Shepard’s blog)