ANSWER TO QUESTION
The student answers the question thoroughly.
The student can be understood completely.
The student‘s response is well organized and developed.
The student‘s speech is generally fluent.
The student has generally good pronunciation.
The student uses advanced grammatical structures with a high degree of accuracy.
The student uses advanced vocabulary with a high degree of accuracy.
The response fulfills the demands of the task, with at most minor lapses in completeness. It is highly intelligible and exhibitssustained, coherent discourse. A response at this level is characterized by all of the following.
Generally well-paced flow (fluid expression). Speech is clear. It may include minor lapses, or minor difficulties with pronunciationor intonation patterns, which do not affect intelligibility.
The response demonstrates effective use of grammar andvocabulary. It exhibits a fairly high degree of automat city with good controlof basic and complex structures (as appropriate). Some minor (or systemic)errors are noticeable but do not obscure meaning.
Response is sustained and sufficient to the task. It is generally well developed and coherent; relationships between ideas are clear(or clear progression of ideas).
The response addresses the task appropriately, but may fall short of being fully developed. It is generally intelligible and coherent,with some fluidity of expression though it exhibits some noticeable lapses in the expression of ideas. A response at this level is characterized by at leasttwo of the following.
Speech is generally clear, with some fluidity of expression, though minor difficulties with pronunciation, intonation, or pacingare noticeable and may require listener effort at times (though overallintelligibility is not significantly affected).
The response demonstrates fairly automatic and effective use of grammar and vocabulary andfairly coherent expression of relevant ideas. Response may exhibit some imprecise or inaccurate use of vocabulary or grammatical structures used. This may affect overall fluency, but it does not seriously interfere with the communication of the message.
Response is mostly coherent and sustained and conveysrelevant ideas information. Overall development is some what limited, usually lacks elaboration or specificity. Relationships between ideas may at times not be immediately clear.
The response addresses the task, but development of the topic is limited. It contain sintelligible speech, although problems with delivery and/or overall coherenceoccur; meaning may be obscured in places. A response at this level is characterized by at least two of the following.
Speech is basically intelligible, though listener effort is needed because of unclear articulation, awkward intonation, or choppyrhythm pace; meaning may be obscured in places.
The response demonstrates limited range and control of grammar and vocabulary .These limitations often prevent full expression of ideas. For the most part, only basic sentence structures are used successfully and spoken with fluidity. Structures and vocabulary may express mainly simple(short) and/or general propositions, with simple or unclear connections made among them (serial listing, conjunction, juxtaposition).
The response is connected to the task, though thenumber of ideas presented or the development of ideas is limited. Mostly basicideas are expressed with limited elaboration (details and support). At times relevant substance may be vaguely expressed or repetitious. Connections of ideas may be unclear
The response is very limited in content and/orcoherence or is only minimally connected to the task, or speech is largely unintelligible. A response at this level is characterized by at least two of the following.
Consistent pronunciation, stress, and intonation difficulties cause considerable listener effort; delivery is choppy,fragmented, or telegraphic; frequent pauses and hesitations.
Range and control of grammar and vocabulary severely limit (or prevent) expression of ideas and connections among ideas. Some low level responses may rely heavily on practiced or formulaic expressions.
Limited relevant content expressed. The response generally lacks substance beyond expression of very basic ideas. Speaker may be unable to sustain speech to complete task and may rely heavily on repetition ofthe prompt.
Speaker makes no attempt to respond OR response is unrelated to the topic.