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What does my score mean

What does my score mean?

A score of 40-45 means that the ITA cannot be fully certified, and is only recommended for a provisional TA status with minimal student contact such as tutoring, grading, or office hours.

Skills such as volume, pace, and pausing regularly obscure meaning, and skills such as vowel and consonant production, word stress, and intonation require significant listener effort. Elements of language use such as basic sentence structure, verb tense consistency, and working vocabulary do not allow for a continuous understanding of ideas. There are also gaps in listening comprehension and a lack of appropriate responses. In addition, presentation skills such as outlining, support of key terms, transitions, fielding questions, and miscommunication handling are not demonstrated at an effective level.

A score of 45-50 means that the ITA cannot be fully certified, and is recommended for a provisional TA status, but is allowed TA responsibilities such as conducting a lab, giving a lecture, or leading a discussion session, in addition to tutoring, grading, and office hours.

Skills such as volume pace, and pausing require some listener effort, and skills such as vowel and consonant production, word stress, and intonation somewhat interfere with comprehension. Elements of language use such as basic sentence structure, verb tense consistency, and working vocabulary allow for some continuous understanding of ideas, but ideas are not expressed clearly and succinctly. There are some gaps in listening comprehension and some lack of appropriate responses. In addition, presentation skills such as outlining, support of key terms, transitions, fielding questions, and miscommunication handling are demonstrated at a somewhat effective level.

A score of 50 means that the ITA can be granted full Oral English Proficiency and can be fully certified.

Skills such as volume pace, and pausing require little listener effort, and skills such as vowel and consonant production, word stress, and intonation do not interfere with comprehension. Elements of language use such as basic sentence structure, verb tense consistency, and working vocabulary allow for continuous understanding of ideas, and ideas are expressed relatively clearly and effectively. There are few to no gaps in listening comprehension and responses are generally appropriate. In addition, presentation skills such as outlining, support of key terms, transitions, fielding questions, and miscommunication handling are demonstrated at a sufficiently effective level.

A score of 60 means that the ITA can be granted full Oral English Proficiency and can be fully certified.

Skills such as volume, pace, and pausing require no listener effort, and skills such as vowel and consonant production, word stress, and intonation allow for easy comprehension. Elements of language use such as basic sentence structure, verb tense consistency, and working vocabulary allow for easy understanding of ideas, and ideas are not expressed clearly and succinctly. There are no gaps in listening comprehension and responses are consistently appropriate. In addition, presentation skills such as outlining, support of key terms, transitions, fielding questions, and miscommunication handling are demonstrated at a very effective level.