Grade 3 Language Usage Summary

Advanced

Teachers observe that third grade students typically performing at the Advanced level of

language usage demonstrate an in-depth understanding of grade-level skills and the

writing process and can effectively connect the writing task to purpose and audience. On

the ISAT Language Usage Test, third grade students typically performing at the

Advanced level consistently identify a main idea and supporting details. These students

also consistently recognize that writing in a variety of complete sentences and using

logical word choice and correct arrangement of ideas add meaning and clarity. Students

at this level regularly edit for correct sentence structure and grade-level spelling,

grammar, capitalization, and punctuation.

 
Proficient

Teachers observe that third grade students typically performing at the Proficient level of

language usage demonstrate an understanding of grade-level skills and the writing

process and can generally connect the writing task to purpose and audience. On the ISAT

Language Usage Test, third grade students typically performing at the Proficient level

identify a main idea and supporting details. These students also recognize that writing in

a variety of complete sentences and using logical word choice and correct arrangement of

ideas add meaning and clarity. Students at this level edit for correct sentence structure

and grade-level spelling, grammar, capitalization, and punctuation.

 
Basic

Teachers observe that third grade students typically performing at the Basic level of

language usage demonstrate a limited understanding of grade-level skills and the writing

process and can occasionally connect the writing task to purpose and audience. On the

ISAT Language Usage Test, third grade students typically performing at the Basic level

rarely identify a main idea and supporting details. These students also rarely recognize

that writing in a variety of complete sentences and using logical word choice and correct

arrangement of ideas add meaning and clarity. Students at this level demonstrate

difficulty in editing for correct sentence structure and grade-level spelling, grammar,

capitalization, and punctuation.

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Jerome Curriculum,
Apr 27, 2011, 10:28 PM
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Jerome Curriculum,
Apr 27, 2011, 10:29 PM