IEP Proficiency Scale
By the end of each course, students will be able to:
|Reading / Vocabulary||Writing / Grammar||Oral Communication||TOEFL|
|BeginnerLevel||Identify main ideas and details in short texts. |
Use and understand simple vocabulary.
Use skimming and scanning skills.
Improve reading fluency and speed.
|Write basic paragraphs on familiar topics using cohesive devices and basic English sentence patterns.||Communicate using basic social exchanges on familiar topics. |
Understand and find main idea and details in simple dialogue.
|Obtain a score of 350 to 400 on the TOEFL PBT.|
|High BeginnerLevel||Read a short literary work.|
Identify main ideas and details in short texts.
Connect personal topics to background knowledge.
Predict the content of a text.
Use word parts to understand new vocabulary.
Increase reading fluency and speed.
|Write a basic three paragraph essay using a variety of grammatical structures.|
Develop writing fluency through journal entries.
|Communicate using simple grammatical structures. |
Engage in discussions on familiar topics.
Use a variety of skills to understand real world listening passages.
Take basic notes.
|Obtain a score of 400 to 450 on the TOEFL PBT.|
|IntermediateLevel||Read simple texts fluently.
State main ideas and details in complex texts as well as make inferences.
Build and apply knowledge of academic words.
|Write basic five paragraph essays on academic topics using increasingly complex sentence structures and standard documentation.||Present on academic topics and participate in discussions.|
Understand main ideas and details on academic topics.
Use note taking skills.
|Obtain a score of 450 to 500 on the TOEFL PBT.|
|High IntermediateLevel||Read, summarize, and paraphrase academic texts.|
Use critical reading skills to evaluate texts.
Expand knowledge of academic words, phrasal verbs, and idioms.
|Write complex essays using appropriate registers on academic topics.|
Use library research skills to find a variety of sources.
|Communicate fluently on formal and informal topics.|
Understand the main ideas and details of authentic listening sources.
Take detailed notes on academic lectures.
|Obtain a score of 500 to 550 on the TOEFL PBT.|
|AdvancedLevel||Use high level critical thinking skills to comprehend, analyze, evaluate, and respond to complex texts.|
Use vocabulary knowledge and context clues to make inferences.
|Write a research paper in a specialized field of study.||Communicate accurately and fluently using effective presentation skills on academic topics and participate in active discussions.|
Understand the main ideas and details of complex academic listening sources.
Take organized notes on academic lectures.
|Obtain a score of at least 550 on the TOEFL PBT or 79 on the TOEFL iBT.|