This page provides rubrics and resources so that you can take this session beyond the limitations of an hour-long presentation.


Great rubrics have been created by the Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky. A sample can be found below.
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Download the form here:

Click JCPS to access more of the incredible, beautifully designed JCPS World Language Assessment Documents. The rubrics are by language level (1-3) and coded by language (FR, G, SP). There are thematic unit assessments for both Interpersonal and Presentational Speaking that embed culture!

Novice & Intermediate Speaking Rubric - Plano, TX


"The Keys to Assessing Language Performance" by Paul Sandrock (available for online ordering at under publications)

Concordia Language "Global Self-Assessment Grid" available as poster and student-binder inserts. Request online. Concordia also has available online as pdf downloads, "I CAN" charts for presentational and interpersonal speaking (also available for writing, reading and listening).

Madame Fifi Publications - a myriad of language activities for the classroom (mostly French and Spanish). Ones I've used are "1001 Conversation Starters" and "PowerTalk".

From this year's AATSP 2012 Conference in Puerto Rico, Greg Duncan's PowerPoint on "Enhancing Oral Communication Skills at the Secondary Level". Greg was the Keynote Speaker at ICTFL's 2011 Fall Conference and shares many of his ideas and resources on his website at .