This is a simple rubric for use in an ESL/ELL class, or other foreign language class.
It's purpose is NOT to measure how proficient a learner may be, but rather how WILLING the learner is to TRY practicing the new language.
This can be used as a motivator for students who are trying hard, but are having trouble with specific aspects of the new language. For students who are reticent to use the new language, this rubric can serve as a reminder that willingness to try is a good indicator of future gains in proficiency.
This tool may also be used by any teacher who does not have a background in ESL/TESOL, and yet finds him/herself teaching English language learners. This rubric allows for the teacher to give a quick assessment of a students willingness to communicate without having to know all the nitty-gritty details of language proficiency assessment.