Explanatory Note 1
Show understanding of written Spanish related to everyday contexts involves:
- identifying and interpreting relevant information from the texts
- demonstrating understanding of different tenses.
Show development in understanding of written Spanish related to everyday contexts involves:
- demonstrating a general understanding of complete texts
- connecting and interpreting a range of information from the texts to justify responses.
Show thorough understanding of written Spanish related to everyday contexts involves:
- demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of complete texts
- combining and interpreting a range of information from the texts with precision to justify responses.
Explanatory Note 2
Everyday contexts relate to events or situations that are well known and relevant to the student’s immediate environment.
Explanatory Note 3
Examples of written texts include:
- written social media content
- annotated maps or infographics
Explanatory Note 4
This Achievement Standard is intended to assess students for whom Spanish is an additional language.
Shared Explanatory Note
This Achievement Standard is derived from the Languages Learning Area at Level 6 of The New Zealand Curriculum: Learning Media, Ministry of Education, 2007.
Unpacking the Standard
This Achievement Standard requires learners to demonstrate understanding of the target language in written form. It weaves together skills connected to all of the Big Ideas by calling on students to combine communicative, linguistic, and cultural knowledge with general strategies to decode unfamiliar text.
In the context of this standard, 'written target language' refers to short text types the student may encounter within everyday situations, such as school, family, hobbies, or social events. These may include short articles, infographics, advertisements, text messages, and emails.
How this external standard will be assessed
This Achievement Standard will likely be assessed via a common assessment activity delivered around the end of term 3.
Candidates will respond to a variety of short and long-answer question types.
The level of difficulty of the texts being used will take into account that learners are not at the point of proficiency they would have reached by the end of the academic year when sitting this assessment.