The Friday, March 8th Meeting of the PLC was held in Room A-110 at Centennial Education Center. The teachers met in two groups Beginning and Intermediate/Advanced to complete their Listening Assessments and Rubrics. The Intermediate Group created two listening assessments and recorded audio tracks to accompany the written dialogues. In addition, they revised and substantially shortened their listening rubrics. Their new rubric only focuses on two areas: Comprehension and Vocabulary. It uses a 4-3-2-1 Scale to evaluate the students.
The Beginning Group completed three listening assessments and revised their listening rubric. The new rubric for the Beginning Group also has a 4-3-2-1 Scale but only uses a picture for the students to use when responding to the Listening. (The students will circle A or B, or A or B or C for the response that best matches the picture).
Finally, Rob suggested creating a schedule for when teachers could give their Assessments throughout the semester. Jose Lopez Mercedes will be giving an OTAN Presentation on April 26th about Online Class Resources at Santa Ana College. The online resources would be available for instructors in any department and Ellen Welch suggested putting our Assessments online to make it easier for ESL instructors to access.