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Language Assessment Scoring Rubric and Samples

Each Language Assessment is rated by two different faculty members on a scale of 1 to 6. No marks are placed on the papers to eliminate the chance of the second rater being unduly influenced. Each rater recommends whether the essay indicates placement in Communication Foundations or Essential Communication Skills (ECS). If there is a discrepancy between the two raters, a third rating is conducted.

Students who achieve the average score of 3 or less will be placed in the Communication Foundations course. Students who achieve the average score of 3.5 or higher will be placed in the Essential Communication Skills course.

Language Assessment Sample Essay

View the Language Assessment Rubric

Click to view essays placed in the Communication Foundations course

  1. Final score 2.0 - placed in Communication Foundations course
  2. Final score 3.0 - placed in Communication Foundations course - sample 1
  3. Final score 3.0 - placed in Communication Foundations course - sample 2
  4. Final score 3.0 - placed in Communication Foundations course - sample 3

Click to view essays placed in the Essential Communication Skills course

  1. Final score 3.5 - placed in Essential Communication Skills course
  2. Final score 4.0 - placed in Essential Communication Skills course
  3. Final score 4.5 - placed in Essential Communication Skills course