ACTFL Workshop 2: Developing and Assessing Academic Reading Proficiency
JAN 22, 2020 | 9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
January 22, 2020: 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
This one-day workshop will address current research in foreign language reading proficiency with respect to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines 2012 - Reading. Questions that will be considered include:
- What is the role of reading in world language curricula?
- How does reading proficiency influence—and how is it influenced by—listening, speaking, and writing proficiency?
- How are academic reading requirements different from everyday reading requirements?
The workshop is comprised of three interrelated issues: text typology; defining comprehension tasks; and building a reading proficiency program that includes the development of formative and summative assessments for departments of languages and literatures in higher education. The ACTFL Reading Proficiency Test (RPT) will be introduced as an example of a valid and reliable summative assessment.