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Intercultural Communication Center The ITA Test Scoring Guide
Effective AY 2015-16

Understanding the four possible scores: Pass, Restricted I, Restricted II, Not Qualified (printable version).
  Score Proficiency Level Job Type Permitted ITA Support Program Requirement  
       

Pass

STRONG

All TA assignments (undergraduate and graduate) including lectures, recitations, labs and studios; can also serve as sole instructor for a course.

None

  Score Proficiency Level Job Type Permitted ITA Support Program Requirement  
       

Restricted I

ADEQUATE

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

Must attend a 3-hour seminar, Foundations of Fluency for ITAs, before beginning the TA job.

ITAs who want to develop the fluency to move to a higher level need to be aware that this typically requires many more hours of language work (e.g., 25 - 35 hours per semester for several semesters). Refer to individual ITA test feedback forms to best understand what work would be most useful for each individual.


 
  Score Proficiency Level Job Type Permitted ITA Support Program Requirement  
       

Restricted II

LIMITED

Only the TA assignments below:

  • One-on-one 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 attend a 3-hour seminar, Foundations of Fluency for ITAs, before beginning the TA job.

(See Restricted I)


 
  Score Proficiency Level Job Type Permitted ITA Support Program Requirement  
       

Not Qualified

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 = 47%, Restricted I = 16%, Restricted II = 28%, Not Qualified = 9%

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