In episode 138, Stacey interviews Dr. Stephanie Madison, author of the recently published article entitled “Integrated Performance Assessments: A Review of the Literature and Steps to Move Forward”. If you have ever wanted to dig deeper into why IPAs work and how to make them even more practical in your language classroom, this interview and the accompanying open-access article provide a wealth of practical and research-based advice.

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Show Notes

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Dr. Stephanie Madison is currently teaches education courses and taught high school Spanish for 10 years as well as English for children and adults. She completed a PhD in Literacy, Language, and Culture at Clemson University this year. Reach out to Dr. Madison via Twitter @DraStephanie38.

Do not miss Stephanie’s open access article published in Spanish and Portuguese Review:

Stephanie’s ACTFL 2016 Presentation on IPAs:

Read more about Dynamic Assessment…

Davin, K. J. (2013). “Integration of Dynamic Assessment and Instructional Conversations to Promote Development and Improve Assessment in the Language Classroom.” Language Teaching Research 17.3: 303-322.

Davin, K. J., Herazo, J. D., and Sagre, A. (2017). “Learning to Mediate: Teacher Appropriation of Dynamic Assessment.” Language Teaching Research 21.5: 632-651.

Davin, K. J., and Troyan, F. J. (2015). “The Implementation of High‐leverage Teaching Practices: From the University Classroom to the Field Site.” Foreign Language Annals 48.1: 124-142.


Listen to past episodes about performance assessment…

We Teach Languages Episode 36: A Departmental Shift to IPA-based Units with Rich Madel

We Teach Languages Episode 23: Performance Assessment, Can Dos, and ACTFL resources with Paul Sandrock

We Teach Languages Episode 9 (rerun): Performance Assessment in a Fully Online College Spanish Course with Claire Knowles


If you want to cite this episode, our suggested APA reference is:
Johnson, S.M. (Interviewer/Producer). (2020). We Teach Languages Episode 138: IPAs, A Review of the Literature, and Steps to Move Forward with Stephanie Madison [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from



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