REGENTS COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION IN ENGLISH

Part IV (Task IV) Reading and Writing for Information and Understanding

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Meaning: the extent to which the response exhibits sound understanding, interpretation, and analysis of the task and text(s) -provide an interpretation of the "critical lens" that is faithful to the complexity of the statement and clearly establishes the criteria for analysis

-make insightful connections between the criteria for analysis and the chosen texts
-provide an interpretation of the "critical lens" that clearly establishes the criteria for analysis

-make clear and explicit connections between the criteria for analysis and the chosen texts
-provide an interpretation of the "critical lens" that establishes the criteria for analysis

-make inplicit connections between the criteria and the chosen texts
-provide an interpretation of the "critical lens" that suggests the criteria for analysis

-make few or superficial connections between the criteria and the chosen text*
-provide a vague or confusing interpretation of the "critical lens"

-may allude to the "critical lens" but do not use it to analyze the chosen texts
-don not refer to the "critical lens"

-reflect minimal analysis of the chosen texts
Development: the extent to which ideas are elaborated using specific and relevant evidence from the text(s) -develop ideas clearly and fully, making effective use of appropriate literary elements and techniques in both texts -develop ideas clearly and consistently, using relevant and specific references to appropriate literary elements and techniques in both texts -develop ideas inconsistently, using relevant details from both text -develop ideas simply, using some details from the texts -are incomplete or largely undeveloped, hinting at ideas that are sketchy, vague, irrelevant, or unjustified -are minimal, with no evidence of development
Organization: the extent to which the response exhibits direction, shape, and coherence -maintain focus established by the critical lens

-exhibit a logical and coherent structure through effective use of appropriate devices and transitions
-maintain the focus established by the critical lens

-exhibit a logical sequence of ideas through the use of appropriate devices and transitions
-maintain a clear and appropriate focus

-exhibit a rudimentary structure but may include some inconsistencies or irrelevancies
-establish, but fail to maintain, an appropriate focus

-exhibit uneven organization
-lack an appropriate focus, but suggest some organization -show no focus or organization
Language Use: the extent to which the response reveals an awareness of audience and purpose through effective use of words, sentence structure, and sentence variety -are stylistically sophisticated, using original and precise language with a notable sense of voice and awareness of audience and

-vary structure and length of sentences for effect
use language that is fluent and engaging, with some awareness of audience and purpose

-show consistent use of sentences that are varied in length and structure
-use appropriate language, with some awareness of audience and purpose

-occasionally vary length and structure of sentences
-use basic vocabulary

-rely on sentences that are unvaried in length and structure
-use language that is imprecise or unsuitable for the audience or purpose

-rely on sentences that lack variety and may be constructed incorrectly

 
-are minimal

-use language that is incoherent or inappropriate

-violate basic rules of sentence structure
Conventions: the extent to which the response exhibits conventional spelling, punctuation, para-graphing, capitali-zation, grammar, and usage -demonstrate control of the conventions -demonstrate control of the conventions, with very few minor errors that have no effect on comprehension -demonstrate partial control, exhibiting some sentence-level errors that do not hinder comprehension -demonstrate partial control, exhibiting errors that occasionally hinder comprehension -demonstrate a lack of control, exhibiting many errors that make comprehension difficult -are minimal

-may be illegible or not recognizable as English