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Intercultural Communication Center The ITA Test Scoring Guide
Understanding the four possible scores: Pass, Restricted I, Restricted II, Not Qualified (printable version).
Pass
  Proficiency Level Job Type Permitted ITA Support Program Requirement
  STRONG     All TA assignments (undergraduate and graduate) including lectures, recitations, labs and studios; can also serve as sole instructor for a course.
 
   

None

Restricted I
  Proficiency Level Job Type Permitted ITA Support Program Requirement  
     

ADEQUATE

TA assignments (undergraduate and graduate) for recitations, labs, office hours and studios

Must participate in the ITA Support Program for a minimum of 15 hours concurrent with the TA assignment.

The 15 hour requirement is intended solely to help restricted status ITAs compensate for language gaps / weakness; developing the fluency to move to a higher level typically requires many more hours of language work for several semesters (refer to individual ITA test feedback forms for details).

Guidelines for Restricted ITAs.


 
Restricted II
  Proficiency Level Job Type Permitted ITA Support Program Requirement  
     

LIMITED

Only the TA assignments below:

  • TA for graduate classes
  • One-on-one undergraduate sessions: e.g., office hours or tutoring, instructor assistant for labs or studios (if supervised by an instructor present in the lab or studio, and not responsible for safety instructions or for giving presentations),
  • Grader meeting with students to explain and discuss grades, answer questions, etc.

Must participate in the ITA Support Program for a minimum of 15 hours concurrent with the TA assignment.

(See Restricted I)

Guidelines for Restricted ITAs.


 
Not Qualified
  Proficiency Level Job Type Permitted ITA Support Program Requirement  
     

WEAK

Assignments that do not require communication with students

Not applicable; not permitted to work with students. However, on-going language support strongly recommended; language deficiencies may affect success in academic work; may need several semesters or years of intensive ICC work to get to next category.


 

TOP


 
Over the past 10 years, the percentage of ITAs reaching each category: Pass = 57%, Restricted I = 20%, Restricted II = 18%, Not Qualified = 5%

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