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ACADEMIC VOCABULARY FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERShttp://www.elltx.org/docs/AcademicVocabulary.pdf
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TAKS RUBRICS FOR GRADE 11 (last TAKS will be administered during the 2012-2013 school year)
REFLECTIVE COMPOSITION - GRADES 4, 7, 10, and EXIT LEVEL


TAKS READING RUBRICS
GRADES 9, 10, and EXIT LEVEL
The TAKS reading rubrics are used to score the three short answer questions that are included on the reading test at Grade 9 and the English language arts tests at Grades 10 and 11 Exit Level. Short answer questions are scored on a four-point scale, with 0 (Insufficient) being the lowest score and 3 (Exemplary) being the highest. There are three separate reading rubrics—one to score the question attached to the literary selection, one to score the question attached to the expository selection, and one to score the question that requires students to make a connection between these two selections. The score students receive on each question is based on their ability to provide a reasonable answer and support it with relevant and accurate evidence from the text.




TAKS "CHART" READING RUBRICS FROM TEA (AKA THE "SNAPSHOT RUBRICS")
- GRADES 9, 10, and EXIT LEVEL
To help clarify the way TAKS short answer responses are scored, TEA has provided teachers with two charts. The first can be applied to questions related to either a literary or an expository selection. The second is unique to questions connecting the literary and expository selections (also called crossover items). The charts are a "short-hand" way to capture the essence of the rubrics, but these charts should NOT be considered a replacement of the rubrics (according to TEA). These charts reflect the rubrics as they are currently written and published.



AT A GLANCE REGION XIII READING RUBRIC FOR OPEN-ENDED, SHORT, ANSWER RESPONSES (HELPFUL TO YOU!)
- GRADES 9, 10, and EXIT LEVEL