You are invited to provide comments to help “refresh” our national standards: World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. On behalf of the Standards Collaborative Board, ACTFL is facilitating the process to update our common national standards. The document reflects the current educational landscape, including Common Core State Standards, College and Career Readiness, 21st century skills, as well as what language educators have learned from more than 15 years of implementing the Standards.
Based on consensus from all levels of language educators, the five goal areas and the eleven standards have been maintained. The proposed revisions seek to clarify and better illustrate each goal area and standard in order to guide implementation and influence assessment, curriculum, and instruction.
Access the feedback form, where you will see the original and revised version of the standards for each goal area. You may provide general/overarching feedback as well as more specific comments under each goal area. The deadline for feedback and comments is October 25, 2013.
For full details and links go to http://www.actfl.org/publications/all/national-standards-foreign-language-education/refreshed-world-readiness-standards