World Languages NYS in the 21st Century
The goal of World Language NYS in the 21st Century is to provide teachers with instructional resource tools and models for updated practice on thematic, performance-based curriculum and assessment design, aligned with national initiatives.
Articulated Performance Assessment Task
NYSAPAT is a cluster assessment featuring three tasks, each of which reflects one of the three modes of communication–Interpretive, Interpersonal and Presentational. The three tasks are aligned within a single theme or content area, reflecting the manner in which students naturally acquire and use the language in the real world or the classroom. Each task provides the information and elicits the linguistic interaction that is necessary for students to complete the subsequent task. NYSAPATs are designed for students at the novice, intermediate, and advanced levels of proficiency. They are standards-based, performance-based, developmental in nature, integrative.