The Summative Porfolio
In order to assess the achievements of students in our department, Modern Languages requires our French, German, or Spanish majors to maintain and submit at regular intervals a portfolio which addresses the course work the student pursues in completion of the major. However, at present, sometimes we have portfolios with no audiovisual material that allow us to properly evaluate the oral skills of the students. Modern Languages plans to move to a more selective portfolio which will include an oral defense of the portfolio. This new approach will allow us to simplify the process and guarantee we can have an oral assessment for each student at graduation.