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New Graduation Requirements, Guidelines, & Standards


Governor Granholm signed new graduation requirements into law. Additionally, the Michigan Board of Education recently passed new standards for World Languages, a set of guidelines designed to help schools meet those guidelines, and new proficiency requirements for teacher-candidates. Click on the documents below to see a summary of these changes and their implications for world language (PreK-16) and teacher preparation programs.





New Michigan World Language Standards

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Resources for Improving & Maintaining Proficiency - (Target Language Refinement Plans)




Useful Links Related to the Changes


ACTFL Oral Proficiency Guidelines

ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview

ACTFL Oral Proficiency Scale

ACTFL Writing Proficiency Scale

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Conference

Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Languages Other Than English Standards

Michigan Department of Education World Languages Page

Michigan Merit Curriculum – One-page Overview

Michigan Merit Curriculum – The Revised School Code: 1278a

Michigan Merit Curriculum – The Revised School Code: 1278b

Michigan Standards for Specialty Programs (Including World Languages)
Click on the appropriate language to see the program standards for that language: Arabic, Bilingual, Chinese, ESL, French, German, Hebrew, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish

Michigan State University Methods Course Wiki

Michigan Teacher Test of Certification Standards (MTTC) - Spanish

Michigan World Language Association

Michigan World Language Association Conference

Michigan World Language Association Conference Preliminary Program

NCATE Program Review Process

Professional Organizations

World Languages Credit Guidelines & Michigan World Languages Standards & Benchmarks



See also: Assessment, Community Outreach, Curriculum Development, Professional Development, Professional Organizations, Proficiency,
Service Learning, Special Needs, Staying in the Target Language, Teaching Culture, Textbooks, 21st Century Technologies



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