Learn Through Research Performance Continuum

Performance Level 1

Learn Through Research.

How adults at Level 1 Learn Through Research:
  • Pose a question to be answered or make a prediction about objects or events.
  • Use multiple lines of inquiry to collect information.
  • Organize, evaluate, and analyze findings.
  • Interpret and communicate findings.

Level 1 Indicators

Use Key Knowledge, Skills, and Strategies Adults performing at Level 1 can:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research as a process of gathering and making sense of information in order to meet a specified purpose, and pose a simple question or make a simple prediction that can be adequately researched using a few familiar resources
  • Identify more than one familiar source of information, and gather a small store of information from each, using multiple simple strategies such as drawing on personal experience and prior knowledge; asking questions; listening to spoken or recorded input of others; reading simple text; taking notes; and using illustrations, simple textual aids (table of contents, index) and context clues to support text comprehension
  • Evaluate the relevance and usefulness of collected information to the research question, and integrate relevant information with prior knowledge
  • Use a few simple strategies to monitor effectiveness of inquiry process such as trial and error, further questioning and seeking suggestions; and adjust approach as necessary based on feedback
  • Communicate findings related to the research question through brief but accurate oral restatement/reports or simple visual displays

Show Fluency, Independence, and Ability to Perform in a Range of Settings

Adults performing at Level 1 can Learn Through Research, with noticeable effort and some difficulty and hesitation, and supported by significant guidance, direction, and prompting, to accomplish well defined and highly structured tasks that included multiple simple steps and require limited (but some) prediction or judgement, in one or two comfortable and familiar settings

Level 1 Examples of Proficient Performance

Adults performing at Level 1 can Learn Through Research to accomplish a variety of goals, such as:
  • Develop advice about how women can effectively balance employment and family life
  • Develop a list of most appropriate and popular topics for parent education classes
  • Report to co-workers about on-the-job health and safety guidelines

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