The Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) for K-5 Modern Languages (Five Day Model) develop students’ skills in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing and cultural competence. In addition, students will be able to view, absorb, and evaluate material from non-print sources.
The GPS are based on Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century and the ACTFL Performance Guidelines for K-12 Learners (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language). The GPS are organized in outline form, integrating the national standards and the three modes of communication: interpretive (INT), Interpersonal (IP) and presentational (P), as well as Cultural Perspectives, Practices and Products (CU) and Connections, Comparisons, and Communities (CCC). Also included are assessment recommendations and a list of suggested skills and topics for each level.
The GPS for K-5 Modern Languages specify the Standards and Elements that guide instruction in K-5 five-days per week, thirty-minutes per day programs, or similar adaptations. The GPS do not set an upper limit of what can be accomplished by the students; rather, they establish the minimum that students should be able to do by the end of each level.
· GPS for K-5 Modern Languages (Five Day Model)