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Can-Do Statements for Review

Thank you for your interest in the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements. The Can-Do 2.0 Writing Team has been working since September 2016 on revisions to the original document, with the goal of providing a framework to more clearly identify the broad differences across the major ranges of Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Superior, and Distinguished, as well as from sub-level to sub-level (Low – Mid – High). The period for comments and feedback was open through May 30, 2017. The writing team is making final revisions and plans to release the revised Can-Do Statements in August 2017. Any comments about the draft documents or the process may be sent directly via email to Trey Calvin (

There are three different presentations of the Benchmarks, Indicators, and Sample Tasks:

A: Grid of Benchmarks and Indicators (PDF)

B: Each Range (Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Superior, Distinguished) with One Indicator shown across Three Sub-Levels (PDF)

C: Each Sub-Level (Novice Low-Mid-High; Intermediate Low-Mid-High; etc.) with all Three Indicators shown (PDF)

CAUTION:  Do not duplicate nor forward these documents.