Assessment Philosophy




Daily Preparation & Responsibilities (15%), which can include homework, oral participation, class work, self-reflection, group work, and collaborative tasks with peers.

Integrated Performance Assessments (15%) (including ALL three modes of communication: interpretive, interpersonal & presentational) *Summative assessments involving performance tasks related to communicative functions & unit essential questions

 Evidence of Learning (70%)

  • Interpretive Assessments (listening & reading) which can include daily quizzes, periodic quizzes, short answer, listening and/or reading tasks, assessments related to listening and reading
  • Interpersonal Assessments (Two way: speaking & writing), which can include simulated conversations, guided conversations, partnership tasks, oral or written communication between peers, teacher and native speakers
  • Presentational Assessments (One way: speaking & writing) which can include daily quizzes, periodic quizzes, assessments related to production of language through speaking and/or writing, oral or written proficiency assessments, presentations, projects, portfolios, speaking or writing prompts, essays

*The “Evidence of Learning” subcategories are based upon New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards: World Languages and the American Council of Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages.

Common Departmental Rubric Folder

*Please contact Noemi Rodriguez, District Supervisor of Instruction, with questions or comments regarding the department grading criteria. 201-358-7020 (ext. 22054) or

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