Circle your goal:

Circle your goal:

Self-assess on the rubric before turning it in.

What did you do well?         What did you need to know that you didn’t?

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Proficiency-based rubric.

Checklist for them to think before completing the assessment.

Here are some suggested steps for an assessment day:

Step 1: Show the rubric and/or give them one. Remind them of their proficiency goal on the rubric and what it takes to get it.

Step 2: Have them remove all resources. Let’s assess what they know without help.

Step 3: Show or give them the assessment (download on main unit page).

Step 4: Ask them to circle their proficiency goal on the top of their assessment.

Step 5: Remind students to think/plan what they will want to include. Use the lines under the scenario or another paper like the “Checklist” above.

Step 6: Let them shine!

Step 7: Have them reflect.


It is your choice whether they get time to prep in advance for these or not. It’s suggested to look at the scenario and do what is the most natural.

Read more: 3 steps for creating an engaging presentational assessment


Give each student the assessment (in download on main unit page). Let them complete the task. So that all of them can complete at the same time, you can give them the option to make it a VIDEO on their devices.


You can do this one a few different ways. You can give it as is, and they write one long response back. This would be more of a presentational mode.

Another option is to make it more interpersonal by having a “text message” conversation with them. One way to do this with the whole class is to show an open-ended question on the board, set a 30 second (you can adjust the time) timer and let them write down their response. Then show the next question and repeat. Click to see an example.

If you want to create your own questions, copy/paste the image below into your own program. Add a text book over the image.


These take time to get through each student; however, a conversation is an important skill to experience. Aka – It’s worth the time! Read more: Tips for doing an interpersonal assessment.

Make a sign up sheet and let students sign up. You may want to do this the day before the assessment. A general rule is each student may take 5 minutes (start to finish). You can adjust that and you may want to use a timer.

Set yourself up in one area. Have plenty of rubrics, a pen, a list of possible questions for yourself (basic questions/open-ended/level checks), a timer, and any other props you want.

Make an “on deck” place so the next person is ready to go. Put any resources on the wall there so they can look at it before they get to you (example: in real life, they would have a chance to look at a menu before ordering). Also put the sign up list for them to tell the next person when they need to come “on deck.” This keeps the flow going.

On the day: Show them the prompt. Role play the scenario with them. Ask them a question and assess with the  proficiency rubric while they are speaking with you. Continue asking more questions until time is up. Suggestion: Have them working on a project while you assess the students.

Read more: 4 steps for smooth interpersonal assessments

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  1. Kara Parker

    Just added. I usually just showed them the image, and I never thought of giving it to them. Curious to hear how that goes!

  2. SenoraPrisa

    This has been a fun unit! The students have learned a lot of Spanish and culture. I like to learn a Spanish song or show a video usually with a unit. Do you have any suggestions of movies I could show that would work with this unit? Or any pop culture songs?

    • Kara Parker

      Good to hear! Which unit did you complete? I’ll think of some ideas.

  3. salbrycht

    Do you have a template for the Puedo slides you use? And, do you have any Comunidad-related units?

    • Kara Parker

      I’m not sure what Puedo slides you are referring to… The ones at the beginning of each lesson? Or the whole page that is given to students? We do not have a blank/generic template for the ones for the lessons. We design a new one each time. There is a blank template for the whole page version on here: Let me know if you meant something else.
      Also we do not have one unit just about what’s in the community. However, we have included places in the community in each unit when applicable: like the Retratos has a part about museums, and the Comida Callejera has supermarkets and restaurants, etc. Hope that helps!

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