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READING COMPREHENSION YEAR 5

GRADE

EXCELLENT

GOOD

ADEQUATE

POOR

VERY POOR

(44 50)

(40 44)

(30 39)

(20 29)

(BELOW 20)

Student answered
more than 80% of
comprehension
questions correctly.
Student fully
demonstrates
comprehension of
main idea from the
reading.

Student answered at
least 75% of
comprehension
questions correctly.
Student comprehends
main idea of the
reading.

Student answered at
least half of the
comprehension
questions correctly.

Student answered at
least 35% of the
comprehension
questions correctly.
Students have difficulty
understanding the
main idea of the
reading.

Student did not


complete
assignment and/or
did not answer
more than half of
questions
correctly.

Student answers in
complete sentences
and includes variety
of sentence structure.

Student answers most


questions in complete
sentences and
includes variety of
sentence structure.

Student answers half


of the questions in
complete sentences
and includes an
occasional compound
sentence, but most of
the sentences are
simple sentences.

Student answers half


of the questions in
complete sentences
and includes simple
sentences only.

Student did not


answers any of
the
comprehension
question in
complete
sentences.

Has few or no errors

Has some errors in

Has several errors in

Has numerous errors

Has serious errors

ELEMENT

COMPREHENSION

FORM

GRAMMAR

VOCABULARY

DETAILS

in grammar, spelling,
capitalisation or
punctuation. Any
errors do not interfere
with understanding.

grammar, spelling,
capitalisation or
punctuation. Mistakes
do not diminish
understanding.

grammar, spelling,
capitalisation or
punctuation. Errors
may interfere with
understanding.

in grammar, spelling,
capitalisation or
punctuation. Errors
interfere with
understanding.

in grammar,
spelling,
capitalisation or
punctuation.
Errors diminish
understanding.

Words can be read


correctly and without
prompting.
Independently uses
context clues to
decode unfamiliar
words.

Can read/decode
words with little or no
prompting.

Some words are


recognised but
prompting is more
frequent.

Direct help may be


needed to elicit the
correct word. Searches
for context clues within
sentences
unsuccessfully.

Unable to identify
unfamiliar words.
Refused to read
words and no
attempt to read
word using
context clues or
other prompting.

Is able to identify
details without help.
Some details are
included.

Is able to identify
details with little help.
Some details are
included.

May have to ask more


direct questions to get
the answer. Some
details are included.

Can recall detail with


help. More direct and
straightforward
questions were asked.
Little to no details are
included in answer.

Unable to identify
specific details.
The answer might
not make sense.
Answers are
incorrect.