So, the first semester has ended and I have had mixed results. Spanish I began strong but by the end of the last grading period, students were too far behind to catch up. Also, they seem to have forgotten all of what they learned because they were unable to answer proficiency questions at the end of the semester but were able to throughout. Spanish II, III, and IV were not successful at all. I was unable to organize the units entirely and this hindered the learning process. Additionally, with some many different levels in the same class, it was very difficult to keep a stronghold of everything.
So, for the upcoming semester, I am incorporating 1 major change: I will give due dates and encourage students to complete assignments by due date. Hopefully, this will keep them moving at a steady pace. I will not place a due date on proficiency quizzes but students will complete additional practice if they do not pass the quizzes. I think I will still primarily focus on Spanish I this semester so that there is a very strong foundation for the future as I organize the units for all levels. I am learning so much through this process and I will have the rest of this semester and the entire summer to prepare for the upcoming year!