In this Webinar, the presenter will share with the participants the results of the 2015 AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam. The most challenging exam tasks and questions, as shown by student performance, in the 2015 exam as well as in exams over the period of 2007 to 2015, will be identified, analyzed and discussed. Based on the data of the results of the exams, the presenter will recommend classroom instructional strategies for improving student performance on the AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam. The presenter will also discuss how summative assessments can inform instruction, advance student learning, and enhance their higher-order thinking skills that can lead to success in the AP Chinese classroom and on the AP Chinese exam.
T. Richard Chi received his Ph.D. of Linguistics from UCLA. He is Professor of Chinese language and linguistics in the Department of Languages and Literature at University of Utah. He has been a teacher of Chinese language, culture and linguistics for over 25 years. His research areas include curriculum and assessment design, language learning strategies, teaching Chinese as a second language and applied linguistics. He currently serves on the AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam College Board as AP Chief Reader.