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Academic English Program – Reading Rubric
Reading Rubric
Criteria

Items

Knowledg
e of the
texts

4
Outstanding
Reader Demonstrates
 Familiarity of
concepts,
themes, and
arguments and
shows
awareness of
key ideas
presented.

Concepts

Reader Demonstrates
 Critical thinking
by presenting
concepts
logically and
Uses accurate
references to
the text.

Connectio
ns and
Schemata

Reader shows
 Evidence of
critical thinking
by making
connections to
previous
knowledge
and/or
predictions
which are fully
supported.

3
Good
Reader Demonstrates
 Satisfactory
Familiarity of
concepts, themes,
and arguments
and shows
acceptable
awareness of key
ideas presented.
Reader Demonstrates
 Satisfactory
Critical thinking by
presenting
concepts logically
and Uses some
accurate
references to the
text.
Reader shows
 Satisfactory
evidence of critical
thinking by making
connections to
previous
knowledge and/or
adequate
predictions which
are general and
somewhat
supported.

2
Needs improvement

1
Minimum progress

Reader Demonstrates
 Limited familiarity of
concepts, themes, and
arguments and shows
limited awareness of
key ideas presented.

Reader Demonstrates
 Little of no
knowledge of
concepts, themes,
and arguments and
shows lack of
awareness of key
ideas presented.

Reader Demonstrates
 Evidence of limited
critical thinking by
presenting concepts
not in a logical order
and Uses limited and
inaccurate references
to the text.

Reader Demonstrates
 Evidence of little or
no critical thinking
by not addressing
concepts logically
and uses inaccurate
references to the
text.

Reader shows
 Limited evidence of
critical thinking by
making some
connections to
previous knowledge
and/or adequate
predictions which are
general and partially
supported.

Reader shows
 Little or no critical
thinking by making
few or no
connections to
previous knowledge
and/or predictions
which are not
supported or are
insufficient to the
text.

Also. and uses language accurately to communicate thoughts. Also. reader demonstrates limited knowledge in language conventions. lacks organization and interferes with meaning. Reader expresses  Ideas in a confusing manner. The good reader understands most of the information in the text and concepts. makes inaccurate connections to previous knowledge and predictions are limited. Reader expresses  Unclear or confusing ideas which lack organization and interfere with meaning. Benchmark for task specific assessment: Sco re 4 3 2 1 Rating Outstandi ng Good Needs Improvem ent Minimum Progress Rubric Descriptor Definition The outstanding reader understands the text and concepts. makes substantial connections to previous and new information. and uses inaccurate language conventions. fails to connect previous knowledge or to predict new information. Academic English Program – Reading Rubric Reader expresses  Ideas somewhat clearly. and uses language with a few inaccuracies to communicate thoughts without interfering with the message. in a well-organized manner and using the proper language conventions. and uses inaccurate language conventions to communicate the message. makes connections to previous information and new information. The basic reader fails to understand the text or concepts. reader uses language conventions inappropriately.Ave Maria Language Institute - Communi cation skills Reader expresses  Ideas clearly. in an adequatelyorganized manner and using adequate language conventions. The elementary reader attempts a clear approach to understanding the texts and concepts. .