The general idea of the proposal is that we assess more in Basic, teach more material in Low, and use Intermediate as more of a review level in preparation for High and Advanced.
I (Micah) know that some people have already expressed their thoughts either to me in private or at the pre-service meeting to everyone. If I recall correctly, the following points were brought up:
- The changes would make things easier for teachers in High and Advanced.
- Past tense might be difficult to introduce in Basic, but it has already been introduced to some extent in Low (although the proposal does call for teaching more past tense in Low.)
- Generally, people seemed to agree that the proposal would make the difficulty progression of our program more even for our students.
Overall, I feel that the feedback has been quite positive, but it would be good if all of the instructor could share their thoughts so that we can reach a consensus. If anyone has questions or concerns, this is the time and place to share them! Since I have been working on the curriculum assessment proposal for quite some time, I look forward to hearing all of your thoughts on this!
(Also, please remember that we need to conclude the discussion of the proposal by Oct. 26.)