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Civic Objective#: 14 Program Year: 2019-2020
Civic Objective: Identify educational opportunities and research education/training required to achieve a personal goal.
TOPSpro Form #: 014 AAP #: 14.7
Assessment Type: Written

Level Range

From: Beginning High To: Advanced

Language and Literacy Objectives

Language and literacy objectives with an asterisk (*) are suitable for beginning low level students.
1 Listen to a representative from a counseling office present educational options. Ask questions; take notes.
3 *Identify a job of interest and the education/training required.
4 Research the education/training providers available in the local community, such as local adult schools , community colleges and Regional Occupational Programs (ROPs). Present findings of special interest to class.
6 *Identify a personal goal and determine appropriate educational steps and/or timeline to achieve it.

Additional Assessment Plan Tasks

Task: 1

Description: Read an Education or Training Provider Internet Webpage, Brochure or Schedule
Student will scan an Education or Training Provider internet Webpage, schedule, brochure, or other appropriate resource and answer up to 10 (BH-6, IL- 8, IH- 9, A=10) specific, open-ended questions about the information provided. Questions will increase in difficulty in a level=appropriate manner.

BH/IL example questions:
What days does the ESL/Citizenship class meet at Center City?
What is the phone number for information about the Conversation class at Mid City?
What is the address of the Cesar Chavez campus?
What time does the ESL Computer LAB open at Mid City on Saturday mornings?

IH/A example questions:
What is the course number for the Reading and Composition class that R. Peters teaches on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at City College?
When does the Modern Dance class course #78513 meet?
How many units do students earn in Microsoft Excel, course # 44721?

Points Possible:20Level:Beginning High - Advanced
Scoring Rubric Points
Each answer that is complete and correct 2
Each answer that is partially correct or partially complete 1
Each answer that is not correct or not at all completed 0

Task: 2

Description: Write a Paragraph about a Personal Goal
Student (BH-IL) will write a one-paragraph composition identifying a personal goal, one or more steps to achieve the goal, and an educational resource that can be utilized to attain required education or training.

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

Points Possible:12Level:Beginning High - Intermediate Low
Scoring Rubric Points
Content
Addresses all parts of the task adequately. Some ideas may not be well stated. May contain errors that require minimal inference. 7
Addresses the task in a general way but may have gaps. Ideas may not be well stated. May lack appropriate or sufficient detail or clear focus. May require some inference. Ideas may not be well-organized. 4
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). 2
Nothing written or content is incomprehensible or inappropriate. 0
Format, Neatness and Legibility
Paragraph(s) form (i.e. title, indentation, margins) is correct ; Writing is neat and legible. 2
Paragraph(s) form (i.e. title, indentation, margins) is partially correct; writing may be legible but is not neat. 1
Paragraph does not have title and does not use appropriate indentation or margins and/or writing is neither legible nor neat. 0
Grammar, Structure and Mechanics
Writing may contain some errors in grammar, structure, spelling, capitalization, or punctuation that do not distract the reader. 3
Writing contains errors in grammar, structure, spelling, capitalization, or punctuation that require the reader to infer meaning. 2
Errors make the writing difficult to understand even with inference. 0

Task: 3

Description: Write a Composition about a Personal Goal
Student will write a composition (IH=2-3 paragraphs, A=3-5 paragraphs) that describes a personal goal, the steps to achieve the goal, and information about an educational resource that can be utilized to attain the education or training required.

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

Points Possible:20Level:Intermediate High - 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
Format, Neatness and Legibility
Paragraph(s) form (i.e. title, indentation, margins) is correct ; Writing is neat and legible. 2
Paragraph(s) form (i.e. title, indentation, margins) is partially correct; writing may be legible but is not neat. 1
Composition does not have title and does not use appropriate indentation or margins and/or writing is neither legible nor neat. 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

Rating Scale

Total Points Possible: 40
Advanced: 34
Intermediate High: 30
Intermediate Low: 19
Beginning High: 14
Beginning Low:
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