Culture Rubrics:

Elements Approaches Standard Meets Standard Exceeds Standard
Cultural knowledge Candidates cite examples of cultural practices, products, perspectives, but the examples reflect a cultural knowledge base that is still developing. Candidates cite key cultural perspectives and provide support through description of products and practices. Candidates view the target culture as a system in which cultural perspectives are reflected through practices and products.
Process of analyzing cultures Candidates rely on cultural analyses that are ready available (in instructional materials) or are learned (information they have acquired through study and/or personal experiences). Candidates demonstrate that they can analyze and hypothesize about unfamiliar or unknown cultural issues. They use the framework of the foreign language standards or another cultural model to investigate hypotheses that arise from materials or events that contain cultural questions or assumptions. Candidates collect and use instruction materials that pose significant cultural questions or that illustrate cultural changes. They use a cultural framework to keep abreast of the changing nature of culture
Application of information from other subject areas into literary or cultural assignments Candidates integrate discrete pieces of information from other subject areas, usually as required by assignments. Candidates integrate concepts from other disciplines, such as history, anthropology, music, art, economics, political science, in their writing. Candidates implement an inter-disciplinary approach to literary & cultural analysis that is based on the integration of language and subject area content.