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Academic Learning Expectations Rubric

The West Springfield High School Learning Community will demonstrate target language proficiency through effective communication: reading, writing, speaking, listening and viewing for a variety of purposes.

The West Springfield High School Learning Community will be able to collaborate, think creatively, critically, and logically while using a variety of problem solving tools and methods; technology, 
research techniques and various mediums.

Core Value

Exemplary

Proficient

Needs Improvement

Unsatisfactory


Effective

Reading

Student consistently demonstrates skill in analytical reading.

Student frequently demonstrates skill in analytical reading.

Student sometimes demonstrates  skill in analytical reading.

Student rarely demonstrates skill in analytical reading.


Effective

Writing

Student consistently demonstrates skill in all aspects of writing.

Student frequently demonstrates skill in all aspects of writing.

Student sometimes demonstrates skill in all aspects of writing.

Student rarely demonstrates  skill in  all aspects of writing.


Effective

Speaking

Student consistently demonstrates use of  appropriate vocabulary and knowledge of audience.

Student frequently demonstrates use of  appropriate vocabulary and knowledge of audience.

Student sometimes demonstrates an appropriate use of vocabulary and knowledge of audience.

Student rarely demonstrates an appropriate use of vocabulary and knowledge of audience.



Effective

listening

and viewing

Student consistently demonstrates active listening/viewing strategies  and can consistently use information in a variety of assessments.

Student frequently demonstrates active listening/viewing strategies  and can frequently use information in a variety of assessments.

Student  sometimes demonstrates active listening/viewing strategies  and can sometimes use information in a variety of assessments.

Student rarely demonstrates active listening/viewing strategies  and can  rarely use information in a variety of assessments.


Core Value

Exemplary

Proficient

Needs Improvement

Unsatisfactory



Effective

critical thinking

and problem solving

Student consistently demonstrates higher order thinking skills, and uses current research techniques and resources to solve problems  creatively.

Student frequently demonstrates higher order thinking skills, and often uses current research techniques and resources to solve problems creatively.

Student sometimes demonstrates higher order thinking skills, and seldom uses current research techniques and resources to solve problems creatively.

Student rarely demonstrates higher order thinking skills, and infrequently uses current research techniques and resources to solve problems creatively.


Core values and learning expectations revision adopted by vote November 27, 2012.  Rubrics adopted by vote January 8, 2013