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Applying Native Language Learning Standards to Development of Assessments. Creation of culturally appropriate assessments based on native language standards. Dr. Jill Robbins. Chahta Anumpa Learning Standards. Choctaw Language ( Chahta Anumpa) Learning Standards.

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applying native language learning standards to development of assessments
Applying Native Language Learning Standards to Development of Assessments
  • Creation of culturally appropriate assessments based on native language standards

Dr. Jill Robbins

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Chahta Anumpa Learning Standards

Choctaw Language (Chahta Anumpa)Learning Standards

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Choctaw Language Learning Standards

  • Standard 1: Communication: Interpretive Communication: Listening/ Reading/Viewing
  • Standard 2: Communication: Interpersonal Communication: Speaking/Writing
  • Standard 3: Communication: Presentational: Speaking/Writing
  • Standard 4: Culture: Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Choctaw Culture
  • Standard 5: Connections: Transfer and Apply Choctaw Knowledge to Other Disciplines of Learning
  • Standard 6: Comparisons: Develop Insight into the Nature of Language and Culture
  • Standard 7: Communities: Participate in Bilingual Communities at Home and Around the World
which standards can be tested
Which Standards Can be Tested?
  • What can be observed in the testing context?

Compare:

      • 1CLL-N.2. Respond to simple commands, familiar vocabulary, and language structures.
      • 7CC-P.6 Take part in language-related activities to benefit the school and/or community such as tutoring, interpreting, public performance, or publishing an article or story.
which of these standards would you test how
Which of these standards would you test? How?
  • 2CLL-I.5. Use cultural terms in oral and written communications.
  • 3CLL-P.5 Orally create and dramatize a short skit with peers.
  • 6CLL-N.1 Make basic comparisons between the celebrations in the Choctaw communities and those of other cultures (e.g., Spring Festival and May Day)
choctaw language learning standard 2 sample task
Choctaw Language Learning Standard 2 – Sample Task

Katimmák ish achokmahnih?

  • “Taposhshik ikbikat amachokmah.”
miccosukee language revitalization
Miccosukee Language Revitalization
  • Initial standards development by Tribal representatives & educators at Miccosukee Indian School (located in the Everglades, Florida)
  • SLTI worked on:
    • Revision of Standards
    • Standards-based Assessments
    • Curriculum Maps Aligned to Standards
interpretation of content standards as the basis for curricular activities
Interpretation of Content Standards as the Basis for Curricular Activities
  • Examples of standards and corresponding Curriculum Maps for 2 areas:
    • Speaking & Listening
      • Receptive Language
      • Expressive Language
    • Culture Studies
      • Comparison of past & present (higher-level thinking/speaking task)
speaking listening 1 st grade content standards
Speaking & Listening (1st Grade) Content Standards.

1.1 The student will continue to demonstrate growth in the understanding and use of oral language

  • The student can identify, say, segment, and blend various units of speech sounds (multiple syllable words)
  • The student can identify common root or base words of various Miccosukee words
  • The student will be able to focus on the meaning and key details of a simple oral Miccosukee story
  • The student will be able to determine the sequence of events in a simple Miccosukee story
  • The student will understand an increased number of words, phrases and simple sentences and questions
  • The student can comprehend short conversations on simple topics
  • The student will demonstrate understanding of multi-step oral directions
sample tasks first grade assessment
Sample Tasks – First Grade Assessment

(1.1.g)

Pick up the red stick and put it on the circle.

Put two blue sticks inside the square.

1 1 c understand a story tell a sequence of events
1.1.c Understand a Story/ Tell a Sequence of Events

Look at the three pictures.

Tell me what is happening in this picture.

Standards:

  • The student will be able to use key vocabulary terms correctly in simple sentence form
  • The student will be able to determine the sequence of events in a simple Miccosukee story

Now tell me what is happening in the last picture.

Now tell me what is happening in this picture.

sample tasks first grade assessment1
Sample Tasks – First Grade Assessment

What is this?

?”

.

What is this?

miccosukee studies 4th grade content standards
Miccosukee Studies (4th Grade) Content Standards
  • Arts and Recreation

4.2 The student understands that there are various arts and recreation elements of the Miccosukee culture both past and present

    • The student will be able to describe two or more of the traditional Miccosukee arts or recreational activities and their importance to the culture
    • The student will be able to learn the name for as well as the basic steps for preparing a culturally significant food/dish.
assessing culture standards
Assessing Culture Standards

The student will be able to compare and contrast aspects of village life today to the early 1900’s

How are these things important to the Miccosukee culture today?

Why are they important today?

How is picture 1 like picture 2? What else do pictures 1 and 2 have in common?

What do you see in Picture 1?

What do you see in Picture 2?

questions on testing
Questions on Testing
  • Questions on Native Language Assessments or Standards development?
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Cultural Activities Encourage Language Retention & Tribal Identity: Where will Native Langauges be in 20 years?
references choctaw language
References: Choctaw Language

Official Choctaw Of MS Site:

http://www.choctaw.org

Information on the Choctaw Writing System:

http://www.omniglot.com/writing/choctaw.htm

Statistics on Choctaw Language:

http://www.ethnologue.com/language/cho

General Information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choctaw

references miccosukee language elaponke
References: Miccosukee Language (Elaponke)

Official Miccosukee Tribe Site:

http://www.miccosukee.com/

Information on the Choctaw Writing System:

http://www.omniglot.com/writing/mikasuki.htm

Statistics on Miccosukee Language:

http://www.ethnologue.com/language/mik

General Information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miccosukee