This activity combines two skills all beginner Spanish students should be able to do- describe people in some detail and write a short note on familiar topics. In this short writing assessment, your students will describe and compare their friends and family as they write to their "pen pal" in Spain. Your job is made easier as a clear and complete grading rubric with scaled scores is included with purchase. Also included at the end of the assessment are two ACTFL "can-do" statement check points, so both you and your students can track their progress per the national standards for world languages. A great and real-world assessment method!