Expectations for Learning

Expectations for learning specify what students should know and be able to do as they strive to achieve learning goals.  These statements provide guidance for what counts as progress and what students can do to demonstrate their language proficiency.

Ohio's New Learning Standards for K-12 World Languages

Grades K-12 World Language Programs
Grades 6-12 World Language Programs
Grades 9-12 World Language Programs

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements for Communication

Students can use the Can-Do statements to self-assess their communication proficiency level and to set goals for how to progress to the next level. Teachers can use the Can-Do statements as predictors of proficiency growth and as learning targets and sample activities for units and lessons. The statements can also be personalized to fit specific goals and content. Further guidance for using the Can-Do statements can be found here.

NCSSFL Interculturality Can-Do Statements

Teachers must provide opportunities for learners to experience language and culture together, which requires almost exclusive use of the target language. These Interculturality Can-Do statements will allow the students to show their ability to use the language and behave appropriately in cultural contexts.

Standards Alignment Tool - Communication

The Standards Alignment Tool for Communication is a useful tool for designing coursework, units or lessons for a specific level of learners.  This table aligns the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do statements, the World Language standards, and the ACTFL proficiency guidelines for each proficiency level.  

Introduction: Standards Alignment Tool for Communication

Standards Alignment Tool - Cultures

The Standards Alignment Tool for Cultures is a useful tool for creating activities where learners experience language and culture together. This table aligns the NCSSFL Interculturality Can-Do statements, the World Language standards, and the ACTFL culture standard for each major proficiency level.

Introduction: Standards Alignment Tool for Cultures

Proficiency Targets

Proficiency Targets for Languages

These research-based recommendations are designed to provide local schools and districts with the informed guidance needed to set rigorous yet attainable proficiency targets for their language students. In no way should these targets be interpreted as state mandated. District decision-makers ultimately must consider the nature of their programs and establish targets that challenge learners, yet remain obtainable given their student population. Schools and districts may also want to consider the differentiation of targets to meet the needs of all types of learners.


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