ERIC Number: ED460374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
English Proficiency Standards.
Oregon Univ. System, Eugene. Office of the Chancellor.
This paper presents the current PASS (Proficiency-based Admission Standards System) Proficiency Standards in English and answers the question of what students should be able to do upon admission to the Oregon University System. The PASS standards in the paper are aligned with and complement the standards, scoring guides, and test specifications for the Certificates of Initial Mastery (CIM) and Certificates of Advanced Mastery (CAM). It begins by listing six English proficiency statements: (1) read from a variety of literary genres and periods; (2) interpret literary works; (3) analyze relationships of the humanities and human/social experience; (4) conduct inquiry and research; communicate oral, visual, and written forms; and (6) write for varied purposes. It then presents charts that summarize performance criteria (what students should know and be able to do) in each of the proficiency areas. It then presents guides (organized by the proficiency statements and criteria) for making summary judgments about students' proficiency. (RS)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Communication Skills, English Instruction, High Schools, Higher Education, Literary Criticism, Reading Skills, Research Skills, State Standards, Writing Skills
PASS Project, Office of Academic Affairs, P.O. Box 3175, Eugene, OR 97403-0175. Tel: 800-961-7277 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ. System, Eugene. Office of the Chancellor.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon