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Domains: Standards, Levels of Progression, Benchmarks and Criteria

Levels of Progression for Each Domain


Domain


Foundation


Intermediate


Proficiency


Social
Interaction

Pupils interact and convey simple messages.

Pupils interact fluently using appropriate register for a limited range of social contexts.

Pupils maintain effective communication, using appropriate register for a wide range of social contexts.

Pupils interact using basic vocabulary and comprehensible, but not necessarily accurate, syntax.

Pupils interact using a broad range of vocabulary and simple syntactic structures accurately.

Pupils interact using rich vocabulary and complex syntactic structures accurately.

Access to
Information

Pupils obtain and use information from short oral and written texts, in simple language, that may include unfamiliar grammatical structures and vocabulary.

Pupils obtain and use information from different sources, that include longer oral and written texts in more complex language, that deal with less familiar topics.

Pupils obtain and use information from unadapted, extended oral and written texts that deal with content in depth.

Pupils obtain and use information from texts by applying their knowledge about vocabulary, syntax, simple discourse markers, text structure and punctuation.

Pupils obtain and use information from texts by applying knowledge of vocabulary, syntax, morphology and a wider range of discourse markers.

Pupils obtain and use information from texts by applying knowledge of rhetorical organization.

Presentation

Pupils present information about personal topics, orally and in writing, using basic organizational skills.

Pupils present information and ideas about general topics fluently, orally and in writing, using basic organizational skills.

Pupils present information and ideas fluently on a wide range of topics, orally and in writing, using more advanced organizational skills.

Pupils use basic vocabulary and simple syntax.

Pupils use a broad range of vocabulary and simple syntactic structures accurately and appropriately to the format.

Pupils use rich vocabulary, complex syntactic structures, discourse markers and varied registers to match audience and purpose accurately and appropriately.

Appreciation of Literature, Culture, and Language

Pupils become acquainted with and relate to short literary texts written in simple language, appropriate to their age and interest.

Pupils respond to literary texts.

Pupils gain cultural, historical and social insight from reading unadapted literary texts.

Pupils are aware that their culture is different from other cultures.

Pupils become acquainted with norms and behaviors in a variety of cultures.

Pupils develop critical perspectives toward different cultural values and norms.

Pupils appreciate that languages are different.

Pupils are aware of how English differs from their mother tongue.

Pupils gain insight into the complexities of languages.