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Civic Objective#: 16 Program Year: 2018-2019
Civic Objective: Follow appropriate procedures and access community-assistance agencies available in the case of an emergency or disaster.
TOPSpro Form #: 016 AAP #: 16.7
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 *Identify what constitutes an emergency or disaster, listing examples.
2 Read selections describing past or possible future emergencies. Discuss how people responded/will respond and the role of assistance agencies.
4 Use the Internet, phone book, library, etc. to locate assistance agencies available in the community.
5 Write letters, telephone, or use e-mail to contact a local agency to arrange a classroom speaker or visit to the agency site.
7 *Describe, either orally or in writing, the appropriate steps to take in response to specific types of emergencies.

Additional Assessment Plan Tasks

Task: 1

Description: Identify Emergencies
Using a level-appropriate picture prompt form, student will label up to 10 pictures, (BL=8, BH=10) identifying emergencies and disasters.

Points Possible:10Level:Beginning Low - Beginning High
Scoring Rubric Points
Response is correct and comprehensible. 1
Response is incorrect or incomprehensible or there is no response. 0

Task: 2

Description: Prepare to Respond to an Emergency

Content A (BL-BH: 12 points possible)
In response to 2 specific emergency situations, student appropriately sequences 3 pictures of the steps to take in case of each emergency and describes the appropriate steps depicted in words or phrases.

Content B (IL-A; 18 points possible)
In response to 3 specific emergency situations, student describes the appropriate steps (and appropriate sequence, if applicable) to take in response to each emergency.

Points Possible:18Level:Beginning Low - Advanced
Scoring Rubric Points
Content A
Picture is appropriately sequenced and correctly described. 2
Picture is appropriately sequenced or correctly described. 1
Picture is incorrectly sequenced and incorrectly described. 0
Content B
Utterance is appropriate, clear, complete, and has correct content. There may be errors, but they do not interfere with meaning. 6
Utterance is appropriate and has correct content. It may be partially complete. There may be errors that interfere with meaning, but the utterance can be understood with inference. 4
Utterance is inappropriate, incomprehensible or incorrect or there is no utterance. 0

Task: 3

Description: Write an Article or a Letter about an Emergency or a Disaster
Student will complete an authentic writing task, such as an article for a school newspaper, or an email or a letter to the editor, on a recent emergency or disaster (e.g., a hurricane, a tsunami, an earthquake) based on research from sources such as the Internet or newspaper. Article, letter or email will include steps that were taken or should have been taken to deal with the emergency situation.

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 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). 12
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 be written in one paragraph. 10
Nothing written or writing 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 no 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 4 items: an appropriate date, salutation, 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 3 items: 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: 38
Advanced: 34
Intermediate High: 30
Intermediate Low: 24
Beginning High: 17
Beginning Low: 13
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