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Civic Objective#: 17 Program Year: 2018-2019
Civic Objective: Analyze community resources in order to access appropriate assistance and/or find appropriate ways to prevent or solve family and/or community problems such as substance abuse, spousal abuse and gang violence.
TOPSpro Form #: 017 AAP #: 17.4
Assessment Type: Oral, Written

Level Range

From: Beginning Low To: Advanced

Language and Literacy Objectives

Language and literacy objectives with an asterisk (*) are suitable for beginning low level students.
1 Read about and/or discuss characteristics, consequences, and solutions of problems found within the family and/or community such as substance abuse, spousal abuse, and gang violence.
2 *Locate family help agencies in the community using the Internet and/or other resources and list/chart information such as locations, phone numbers, services and fees, etc.
5 List and/or discuss options related to agencies/programs available to help solve family and/or community problems.
8 *Identify family and/or community problems.
9 *Read simple stories with pictures about family problems and how they were solved.

Additional Assessment Plan Tasks

Task: 1

Description: Find Information on Family Services
Given level-appropriate authentic or agency-created resources, student will complete a chart of a level-appropriate number (eg. at least 2) of agencies that provide services to families with problems. Chart will contain information such as locations, telephone numbers, hours of operation, cost (if any), availability of translators, and services provided.

Optimally, the chart will be created on a computer and sent to the assessor electronically.

Points Possible:12Level:Beginning Low - Beginning High
Scoring Rubric Points
Content
90% correct 10
80% correct 8
70% correct 6
60% correct 4
50% correct 2
Less than 50% correct 0
Legibility, Neatness, and Spelling
Neat and legible. Spelling errors do not interfere with meaning. 2
Not neat or legible or spelling errors interfere with meaning. 0

Task: 2

Description: Identify Family Problems and Answer Questions About Them

Content A (6 items, 6 points possible)
Given simple stories with visuals depicting family problems, student (BL-BH) will identify 3 problems that some families face and 1 agency for each that might be able to help the families.

Content B (5 items, 10 points possible)
Given 3 scenarios depicting family problems, student (IL-A) will select one and answer 5 questions, such as:
• Describe the problem.
• Which agency/agencies could help?
• Where is (name of agency) located?
• How can (agency) help?
• Is there anyone else that could help?
• What can the family do to prevent the problem from continuing?

This task can be done orally or in writing.

Points Possible:10Level:Beginning Low - Advanced
Scoring Rubric Points
Content A
Problem or agency is correctly identified. 1
Problem or agency is incorrectly identified. 0
Content B
Statement is appropriate, clear, complete, and has correct content. There may be errors, but they do not interfere with meaning. 2
Statement is appropriate and has correct content. It may be partially complete. There may be errors that interfere with meaning, but the statement can be understood with inference. 1
Statement is inappropriate, incomprehensible, or incorrect, or there is no statement. 0

Task: 3

Description: Write a Letter about a Family or Community Problem
Using one of the scenarios in Task 2 or another source, student will complete an authentic writing task such as an email or a letter to an advice column or an article for a newsletter. Student will include 4 items such as: (1) describe a family or community problem, (2) discuss at least 3 symptoms of the problem, (3) tell how it affects the family and or community (e.g., bruises, fighting, absenteeism from school, and (4) give suggestions/opinions on how to remedy the problem.

Optimally, the writing task will be created on a computer and sent to the assessor electronically.

Points Possible:20Level:Intermediate Low - Advanced
Scoring Rubric Points
Content
Addresses all parts of the task effectively. Ideas are well stated, clearly expressed, and supported with concrete, relevant detail. No inference is required. Written in well-organized paragraph(s). 14
Addresses all parts of the task adequately. Some ideas may not be well stated. Contains some relevant detail. May require minimal inference. Written in adequately-organized paragraph(s). 12
Addresses the task in a general way but may have gaps. Many ideas may not be well stated. May lack appropriate or sufficient detail or clear focus. May require some inference. May be written in loosely-organized paragraph(s). 10
Addresses the task minimally but relation to the task is evident. May be unfocused or unclear. Little or no supporting detail. May require a substantial degree of inference. May not be written in paragraph(s). 8
Nothing written, or content is incomprehensible or inappropriate. 0
Grammar, Structure and Mechanics
Almost no errors in grammar, structure, spelling, capitalization, or punctuation. 4
Some errors in grammar, structure, spelling, capitalization, or punctuation that do not distract the reader. 3
Many errors in grammar, structure, spelling, capitalization, or punctuation that may require the reader to infer meaning. 2
Errors make the writing difficult to understand even with inference. 0
Format, Neatness and Legibility
Letter: Uses standard letter format including a date, salutation, a closing, and the writer’s signature. May also include sender’s and recipient’s addresses. Writing is neat and legible. —OR— Email: —Uses standard email format including 4 items: an appropriate subject, salutation, closing, writer's contact information such as name, address, email address and phone number. OR Article: Has a title, and uses appropriate indentations, etc. Writing is neat and legible. 2
Letter: Uses letter format including a date, salutation, and the writer’s signature. Writing is legible but may not be neat. —OR— Email: —Uses standard email format including 3 items: an appropriate subject, salutation, and writer's contact information such as name, address, email address and phone number. OR Article: Uses appropriate indentations. May be legible but not neat. 1
Letter: Not in letter format, or writing is neither legible nor neat.—OR— Email: Not in standard email format. OR Article: Does not have a title, does not use appropriate indentations, etc., and/or writing is neither legible nor neat. 0

Rating Scale

Total Points Possible: 30
Advanced: 27
Intermediate High: 23
Intermediate Low: 19
Beginning High: 14
Beginning Low: 10
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