[TFLA-list] Spanish placement tests

Ann Dorsey dorseyac at gmail.com
Wed Jul 23 11:04:07 EDT 2014


We use only the Texas A&M Credit by Exam (CBE). This way the student achieved State high school credit if they pass. To receive credit for  a course never taken the student must get a 90 on the test. To re-gain credit for a course failed the student must get a 70. Son pocos los que logran una 90. Un estudiante quien asistió a la escuela en México sí logrará crédito. Uno de padres hispanohablantes quienes no han leído a el/ella en español no.

Ann Dorsey

> On Jul 23, 2014, at 9:23 AM, "SenoraCasa" <senoracasa at earthlink.net> wrote:
> 
> Our school, Blanco, has students test out of various levels (then get credit for) by passing the Credit By Exam out of U of Texas.  They recently lowered the passing rate to 80%.  Before we recommend that students take the test we do a mini version of our final.  Then we require students come to a couple of tutoring sessions so they become familiar with the exam format.  We like the objectivity of the CBE.
> Hope this helps also.
> Shirley Johnson
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: TFLAlist [mailto:tflalist-bounces at list.tfla.info]On Behalf Of
> Patricia Ríos
> Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 8:17 AM
> To: Janet Kessler; TFLAlist at list.tfla.info
> Subject: Re: [TFLA-list] Spanish placement tests
> 
> 
> Hi,
> For those students are test. They have to take one per year, until they
> complete the three levels, and then they can study for the APRIL Spanish.
> It is based either in literature and culture, or grammar.
> 
> The school administrator who is in charge of the exams can help the
> students in the process of registration.
> 
> My daughter is Spanish speaker first language, did until 5th grade in
> Mexico, and in high school had to go over these tests.
> 
> I hope this information helps.
> Sincerely,
> Patricia Ríos
> 
> 
> 
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> *From:* "Janet Kessler" <janet_kessler at hotmail.com>
> *To:* "TFLAlist at list.tfla.info" <tflalist at list.tfla.info>
> *Sent:* July 23, 2014 8:03 AM
> *Subject:* [TFLA-list] Spanish placement tests
> 
> Dear friends,
> 
> Could you please share what type of placement test does your school
> use for students who already know some Spanish?
> 
> The private school where I teach has been admitting many students
> whose parents are fluent in Spanish and request that their children be
> "tested out" of Spanish. Your input is greatly appreciated.
> 
> Sincerely,
> 
> Janet Kessler
> San Antonio, TX
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