ULBS (BI) SCORING

Marks are awarded on a scale of 1 - 6 for each construct. Thus, the maximum score obtainable is 30 while the
minimum is 5 for each assessment. The assessors are required to use the following bands and criteria for
assessment.

Marks will be awarded in 5 bands:

Excellent 6
Good 4 – 5
Satisfactory 3
Weak 2
Very Weak 1


The following is a detailed description of the criteria for assessment:

Score Co
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Criteria / Description
Excellent
6
1 Speak / converse on a topic
effectively (with appropriate
response)
● Excellent ability to speak / converse / hold a discussion on
a topic effectively
● Relevant and appropriate responses given (for Models 2,
3, 4)

2 Speak fluently using correct
and acceptable pronunciation
● Very fluent and clear speech
● Correct and clear pronunciation with excellent articulation,
intonation, word stress and rhythm

3 Speak coherently ● Effective and smooth flow of well-organised ideas

4 Speak the language using a
wide range of appropriate
vocabulary within context
● Excellent use of language in terms of extensive vocabulary
● Interesting expressions used appropriately and effectively

5 Speak using correct grammar ● Excellent sentence structure and grammatically correct
sentences to convey intended meaning effectively
Good
4 - 5
1 Speak / converse on a topic
effectively (with appropriate
response)
● Good ability to speak / converse / hold a discussion on a
topic effectively
● Mostly relevant and appropriate responses given (for
Models 2, 3, 4)

2 Speak fluently using correct
and acceptable pronunciation
● Fluent and clear speech
● Correct and clear pronunciation with good articulation,
intonation, word stress and rhythm

3 Speak coherently ● Smooth flow of well-organised ideas

4 Speak the language using a
wide range of appropriate
vocabulary within context
● Good use of language in terms of extensive vocabulary
● Interesting expressions used appropriately

5 Speak using correct grammar ● Good sentence structure and grammatically correct
sentences to convey intended meaning
Satisfactory
3
1 Speak / converse on a topic
effectively (with appropriate
response)
● Satisfactory ability to speak / converse / hold a discussion
on a topic
● Some relevant and appropriate responses given (for
Models 2, 3, 4)

2 Speak fluently using correct
and acceptable pronunciation
● Fairly fluent and clear speech
● Generally satisfactory pronunciation, intonation, word
stress and rhythm with frequent lapses

3 Speak coherently ● Satisfactory flow and organization of ideas

4 Speak the language using a
wide range of appropriate
vocabulary within context
● Satisfactory use of language
● Fair range of vocabulary

5 Speak using correct grammar ● Satisfactory sentence structure with some grammatical
errors but meaning is fairly clear
Weak
2
1 Speak / converse on a topic
effectively (with appropriate
response)
● Limited ability to speak / converse / hold a discussion on a
topic
● Very few relevant and appropriate responses given (for
Models 2, 3, 4)

2 Speak fluently using correct
and acceptable pronunciation
● Fluency is interrupted by consistent halting and long
pauses
● Frequent errors in pronunciation, intonation and word
stress

3 Speak coherently ● Minimal flow and organization of ideas

4 Speak the language using a
wide range of appropriate
vocabulary within context
● Minimal use of language
● Limited vocabulary

5 Speak using correct grammar ● Poor sentence structure with consistent grammatical errors
which disrupt meaning
Very Weak
1
1 Speak / converse on a topic
effectively (with appropriate
response)
● Little ability to speak / converse / hold a discussion on a
topic
● Hardly any response

2 Speak fluently using correct
and acceptable pronunciation
● Very little utterance
● Poor pronunciation and intonation

3 Speak coherently ● Hardly any flow and organization of ideas

4 Speak the language using a
wide range of appropriate
vocabulary within context
● Hardly any use of language


5 Speak using correct grammar ● Excessive grammatical errors

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