Academic standards progression

Cornerstone:

Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
 

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Standard Text
 
Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
 
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather additional information or clarify something that is not understood.
 
Ask and answer questions about what a speaker says in order to gather information or clarify something that is not understood.
 
 
Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
 
 
Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.
 
 
Summarize the points a speaker makes and explain how each claim is supported by reasons and evidence.
 
 
Explain a speaker's argument and specific claims, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
 
 
Explain a speaker's argument and specific claims, focusing on whether the reasoning is sound, relevant, and sufficient.
 
 
Delineate a speaker's argument and specific claims, evaluating the soundness of the reasoning and relevance and sufficiency of the evidence; identify when irrelevant evidence is introduced.
 
 
Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric; identify any fallacious reasoning and/or exaggerated or distorted evidence.
 
Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric; assess the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.