Tuesday, April 21, 2015

2.1.2 Rubrics and Competencies Quest

Since the LMS I work with does not have a competency tool available, for the Rubrics and Competencies Quest, I have used the competency structure established by the 2013 South Carolina Standard for World Language Proficiency document. Particularly, I have focused this quest on the competency structure provided for Intercultural Competencies.

According to this document, Intercultural Competencies define the skills needed for successful interaction with native speakers through the knowledge of a culture's products and practices to an understanding of that culture's perspectives (beliefs, values, attitudes, etc.).

The following are the three competencies and the benchmark statements according to the proficiency level. There are three levels of proficiency: Novice (N), Intermediate (I), and Advanced (A). There are also three sublevels: low, mid, and high.

Lastly, since learner benchmarks are broad summary statements of what learners can do at specific proficiency levels, learning indicators specify the range of functions that learners can expect to experience and attain. Along with learning indicators, the chart also provides sample learning targets that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART).


South Carolina Department of Education. (2013). 2013 South Carolina Standard for World Language Proficiency. Retrieved April 21, 2015, from http://ed.sc.gov/agency/ccr/Standards-Learning/documents/2013_SC_Standard_for_WL_Proficiency_08-13-13.pdf

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