Performance Standards

Knowledge and Understanding
Analysis
Application
Communication
A
1 Detailed and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the ways in which a wide variety of texts are shaped by the conventions of a particular form of expression or communication.
5 Perceptive analysis of a range of ways in which authors use the conventions of different text types to influence opinions and decisions in familiar and unfamiliar contexts.
8 Use of a wide range of language skills and techniques to create sophisticated and coherent texts that address the meaning and intention of the task.
12 Fluent and precise writing and speaking, using appropriate style and structure for a range of mainly unfamiliar audiences and contexts.
2 Knowledge and understanding of the ways in which creators and readers of familiar and unfamiliar texts use a range of language techniques and strategies to make meaning.
6 Analysis of complex connections between personal ideas, experiences, values, and beliefs, and those explored in familiar and unfamiliar texts.
9 Detailed and appropriate use of evidence from texts to support responses, with textual references incorporated fluently.
13 Appropriate use of language to convey mostly complex meaning in a range of unfamiliar contexts.
3 Detailed knowledge and understanding of the ideas and themes in familiar and unfamiliar texts.
7 Comprehensive and analytical understanding of the ideas, experiences, values, and beliefs explored in a range of familiar and unfamiliar texts.
10 Skills in using the structural, conventional, and textual features of text types for a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts, audiences, and purposes.

4 Knowledge and understanding of a wide range of ways of defining and attracting a target audience for familiar and unfamiliar texts and examples of communication.

11 Versatile and creative production of texts for a variety of familiar and unfamiliar contexts, audiences, and purposes.

B
Knowledge and understanding of the ways in which a range of texts are shaped by the conventions of a particular form of expression or communication.
Analysis of a range of ways in which authors use the conventions of different text types to influence opinions and decisions in familiar, and some unfamiliar, contexts.
Use of a range of language skills and techniques to create clear and coherent texts that address the meaning and intention of the task.
Mostly fluent and precise writing and speaking, using appropriate style and structure for a range of mostly familiar audiences and contexts.
Knowledge and understanding of the ways in which creators and readers of mainly familiar texts use some language techniques and strategies to make meaning.
Analysis of some complex and simple connections between personal ideas, experiences, values, and beliefs, and those explored in familiar, and some unfamiliar, texts.
Use of evidence from texts to support responses, with textual references incorporated.
Appropriate use of language to convey complex and simple meaning in a range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.
Knowledge and understanding of some ideas and themes in familiar, and some unfamiliar, texts.
Analytical understanding of the ideas, experiences, values, and beliefs explored in a range of familiar, and some unfamiliar, texts.
Skills in using some of the structural, conventional, and textual features of text types for a range of mainly familiar, and some unfamiliar, contexts, audiences, and purposes.

Knowledge and understanding of a range of ways of defining and attracting a target audience for mainly familiar texts and examples of communication.

Production of texts for a variety of mainly familiar, and some unfamiliar, contexts, audiences, and purposes.

C
Knowledge and understanding of some of the ways in which texts are shaped by the conventions of a particular form of expression or communication.
Descriptive analysis of a number of ways in which authors use the conventions of different text types to influence opinions and decisions in familiar texts.
Use of language skills and techniques to create texts that address the meaning and intention of the task.
Generally fluent and functional writing and speaking, using appropriate style and structure for familiar audiences and contexts.
Knowledge and understanding of a number of ways in which creators and readers of a narrow range of familiar texts use some language techniques and strategies to make meaning.
Analysis of simple connections between personal ideas, experiences, values, or beliefs, and those explored in familiar texts.
Competent use of evidence from texts to support responses, with some use of textual references.
Appropriate use of language to convey simple meaning in a narrow range of familiar and unfamiliar contexts.
Recounts of some of the ideas and themes in familiar texts.
Analytical understanding of some ideas, experiences, values, and beliefs explored in a range of mainly familiar texts.
Skills in using some of the structural, conventional, and textual features of some text types for familiar contexts, audiences, and purposes.

Knowledge and understanding of a restricted range of ways of defining and attracting a target audience for familiar texts and examples of communication.

Production of texts for familiar contexts, audiences, and purposes.

D
Knowledge and understanding of a limited number of ways in which texts are shaped by the conventions of a particular form of expression or communication.
Reference to some ways in which authors use a narrow range of the conventions of different text types to influence opinions and decisions in familiar texts.
Use of language skills and techniques to create texts that partly address the meaning and intention of the task.
Achievement of a level of fluency in writing and speaking in personally relevant situations, using appropriate style and structure for a narrow range of familiar audiences and contexts.
Knowledge and understanding of some of the ways in which creators and readers of a narrow range of familiar texts use language techniques and strategies to make simple or factual meaning.
Reference to simple connections between uncomplicated personal ideas, experiences, values, or beliefs, and those explored in familiar texts.
Some use of evidence from texts to support responses, with restricted use of textual references.
Occasionally appropriate use of language to convey simple meaning in familiar contexts.
Identification of some of the ideas and themes in some familiar texts.
Analytical understanding of the ideas, experiences, values, or beliefs explored in a familiar text.
Skills in using some of the structural, conventional, or textual features of a text type for a familiar context, audience, or purpose.

Knowledge and understanding of a way of defining and attracting a target audience for a familiar text or example of communication.

Production of a limited number of texts for highly familiar contexts, audiences, and purposes.

E
Knowledge and understanding of a way in which a text is shaped by the conventions of a particular form of expression or communication.
Reference to the way in which an author uses the conventions of different text types to influence opinions and decisions in a highly familiar text.
Attempted use of a restricted range of language skills and/or techniques to create a text or texts that attempt to address the meaning or intention of the task.
Emerging development of fluency in writing and speaking in personally relevant situations, using appropriate style and structure for a narrow range of highly familiar audiences and contexts.
Knowledge and understanding of the way in which a creator or reader of a highly familiar text uses a language technique or strategy to make factual meaning.
Recognition of a simple connection between a straightforward personal idea, experience, value, or belief, and that explored in a highly familiar text.
Restricted use of evidence from texts to support a simple response, with textual reference.
Occasionally appropriate use of language to convey literal meaning in highly familiar contexts.
Identification of an idea or a theme in a familiar text.
Development of understanding of the ideas, experiences, values, or beliefs explored in a highly familiar text.
Skills in using the structural, conventional, or textual features of a text type for a highly familiar context, audience, or purpose.

Emerging development of knowledge and understanding of a way of defining and attracting a target audience for a highly familiar text or example of communication.

Production of a text for a highly familiar context, audience, and purpose.