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General Information

Civic Objective#: 12 Program Year: 2019-2020
Civic Objective: Describe and access services offered at DMV and read, interpret, and identify legal response to regulations, roadside signs, and traffic signals.
TOPSpro Form #: 012 AAP #: 12.7
Assessment Type: Oral, Written, Role Play

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 and interpret traffic lights and signals.
2 *Identify and interpret regulatory and warning signs.
8 *Respond to a police officer when stopped for a traffic violation.
10 Read and interpret written citations related to traffic or vehicle violations.
12 Research and interpret information on traffic court procedures and fees.

Additional Assessment Plan Tasks

Task: 1

Description: Understand Road Signs and Signals
Student will, orally or in writing, identify and demonstrate understanding of 10 signs, signals, and/or warning signs when shown pictures. Information from California Driver Handbook will be used.

Points Possible:10Level:Beginning Low - Beginning High
Scoring Rubric Points
Utterance is correct and comprehensible. 1
Utterance is incorrect or incomprehensible. 0

Task: 2

Description: Role Play a Traffic Stop
Given a situation and appropriate driving documents, student will participate in a role play of a traffic stop in which the student plays the role of a driver and the assessor plays the role of a police officer stopping a driver for a traffic violation.

Content A (5 items, 10 points possible)
Assessor asks up to 5 questions (BL-BH=3, IL=4, IH-A=5 with increasing difficulty for IL-A). Student responds with appropriate answer and/or behavior (i.e., show driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance).

Sample Questions:
- Can I see your driver’s license?
- Can you show me your registration and proof of insurance?
- How fast were you driving?
- Do you know what the speed limit is on this street?
- Do you know why I pulled you over?

Content B (3 items, 3 points possible)
Student demonstrates 3 appropriate behaviors based on DMV guidelines on how to act when stopped by a police officer, such as:

1. Keep hands on the wheel as officer approaches car
2. Stay in car
3. Use polite tone at all times

Points Possible:13Level:Beginning Low - Advanced
Scoring Rubric Points
Content A
Utterance and/or behavior is appropriate, clear, complete and has correct content. There may be errors but they do not interfere with meaning. 2
Utterance and/or behavior is appropriate and has correct content. It may be partially complete. There may be errors which interfere with meaning but the utterance can be understood with inference. 1
Utterance and/or behavior is inappropriate, incomprehensible or incorrect or there is no utterance. 0
Content B
Appropriate action or behavior. 1
Inappropriate action or behavior, incorrect action or behavior. 0

Task: 3

Description: Read and Respond to a Traffic Citation

Traffic Citation (IL-A) (5 items, 10 points possible)
Given an authentic traffic citation, student will respond, orally or in writing, to up to 5 level-appropriate questions (IL=4, IH-A=5), such as:

- What is the violation?
- What is the violation code?
- Why was the traffic citation given?
- What are 2 ways a person can respond to the citation?

Traffic Court (IL-A) (5 items, 10 points possible)
Given resources such as county traffic court Web site, traffic citation, fact sheet, etc., student will respond, orally or in writing, to 5 level-appropriate questions about attending traffic school to resolve the traffic violation in Content A such as:
- If you want to request traffic school, where and when must you appear?
- Who is eligible to attend traffic school?
- If a person gets ticket such as the one above and goes to traffic school, how much will he/she pay in total for the citation, administrative fees and traffic school fees?
- What are the advantages of going to traffic school rather than paying the citation alone?

Points Possible:20Level:Intermediate Low - Advanced
Scoring Rubric Points
Answer is appropriate, clear, complete and has correct content. There may be errors but they do not interfere with meaning. 2
Answer is appropriate and has correct content. It may be partially complete. There may be errors which interfere with meaning but the answer can be understood with inference. 1
Answer is inappropriate, incomprehensible or incorrect or there is no answer. 0

Rating Scale

Total Points Possible: 33
Advanced: 29
Intermediate High: 25
Intermediate Low: 21
Beginning High: 15
Beginning Low: 11
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