Standards- English

Reading Standards for Literature

Grades 9-10 students: Grades 11-12 students:
RL. 1 Cite Apt Textual Evidence and Draw Inferences Cite Apt Textual Evidence and Draw Inferences
RL. 2, 3 Determine and analyze plot, theme, and character development Determine Two or More Themes Via Author’s Rhetorical Choices and Devices
RL. 4, 5 Determine and Analyze Author’s Rhetorical Choices and Devices (Included in  RL. 2, 3 Above)
RL. 6 Analyze Point of View across Multicultural Perspectives and Experiences Analyze POV Through Distinguishing Stated and Inferred Text
RL. 7, 9 Analyze multiple texts and evaluate interpretations across genres Analyze multiple texts and evaluate interpretations across genres and eras

Reading Standards for Informational Text

Grades 9-10 students: Grades 11-12 students:
RI. 1 Cite Apt Textual Evidence and Draw Inferences Cite Apt Textual Evidence and Draw Inferences
RI. 2, 3 Determine the Central Idea of a Text and Analyze its Rhetorical Development Determine Two or More Central Ideas of a Text and Analyze their Rhetorical Development
RI. 4, 5, 6 Identify and Analyze rhetorical choices in construction of exposition or argument Analyze and Evaluate Rhetorical Choices in Construction of Exposition or Argument
RI. 7 Delineate, Analyze, and Evaluate multiple non-fiction texts in order to determine emphasis Integrate and and evaluate multiple non-fiction texts in order to address a question or solve a problem

Writing Standards

Grades 9-10 students: Grades 11-12 students:
W. 1, 2 Write  texts to argue, inform, or explain claims and examine and convey complex ideas Write texts to argue, inform, or explain claims and examine and convey complex ideas
W. 3, 4 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences using effective techniques, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences using effective techniques, relevant descriptive details, and well-structured event sequences
W. 5, 6, Develop strength in writing by engaging writing process, including using technology for production and publication Develop strength in writing by engaging writing process, including using technology for production and publication
W. 7, 8, 9, SL.2 Develop short and sustained research to gather relevant information from both literary and informational texts to answer a question Develop short and sustained research to gather relevant information from both literary and informational texts to answer a question

 

 Speaking & Listening Standards

Grades 9-10 students: Grades 11-12 students:
SL. 1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions using a variety of communication strategies Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions using a variety of communication strategies
SL. 3 Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, identify any fallacious reasoning or exaggerated or distorted evidence Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premise, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis and tone used
SL. 4, 5, 6 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence in a cogent form, including strategic use of digital media as appropriate to audience and task Present information, findings, and supporting evidence in a cogent form, including strategic use of digital media as appropriate to audience and task

 

Language Standards

Grades 9-10 students: Grades 11-12 students:
L. 1, 2 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and mechanics when writing or speaking Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and mechanics when writing or speaking
L.3 Apply knowledge of language to different contexts, including interdisciplinary connections, in order to effectively comprehend reading or listening Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style and to comprehend reading or listening
L.4, 5 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases, figurative language, word relationships, and nuances by choosing flexibly from a range of strategies Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and  nuances in meanings
L. 6 Demonstrate independence in acquiring and using accurately a variety of words and phrases for multiple purposes Acquire and use accurately a variety of words and phrases for multiple purposes at the college-readiness level

NA

Not Assessed ICIncomplete F (0-54%)Not Mastered C (55-72%)Emerging Mastery B (73-85%)Competent Mastery A (86-100%)Sophisticated Mastery
Not assessed during this grading period. 

 

 

 

In the case of formative assessment:

 

NA

Not Assessed

Not assessed during this grading period.

 

Too little or no work submitted to show evidence of the assessed standard 

 

In the case of formative assessment:

 

IC

Incomplete

Student has not

attempted to

complete the

assessment;

there is no

evidence of

mastery

available to

assess.

 

Demonstrates significant gaps in understanding the assessed standard.  Guidance and practice is necessary in order to progress. 


In the case of formative assessment:

 

0-2

Concern

Student has

demonstrated no

understanding of the skill

being practiced; student

did not attempt the task,

copied (from the text or

classmate), or did not

submit it and therefore

was unable to receive

feedback.

Demonstrates an ability to communicate an emergent understanding of the assessed standard.  Some gaps in understanding exist. 

 

 

In the case of formative assessment:

 

3

Developing

Student has

demonstrated little

acquisition of the

standard(s); formative

work is partially

complete or done hastily,

student’s questions are

not specific enough but

show limited

understanding.

Demonstrates proficient work by communicating a meaningful understanding of the assessed standard.
 

 

 

In the case of formative assessment:

 

4

Target

Student has

demonstrated some

acquisition of the

standard(s); work is

shown for problems;

student has specific

questions if he/she did

not understand the

material.

Demonstrates complete and masterful work by effectively communicating and flexibly applying understanding of the assessed standard.
 

 

In the case of formative assessment:

 

5

Distinguished

Student has consistently

demonstrated strong

acquisition of the

standard(s).