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Full Implementation of the 2010 English Standards of Learning. Increased Rigor 2010 English Standards of Learning. Emphasis on Greek and Latin roots in word study Vocabulary study using authentic texts Connotation and denotation of words

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Full Implementation of the

2010

English Standards of Learning

increased rigor 2010 english standards of learning
Increased Rigor 2010 English Standards of Learning
  • Emphasis on Greek and Latin roots in word study
  • Vocabulary study using authentic texts
  • Connotation and denotation of words
  • Emphasis on nonfiction texts, text structures, and organizational patterns
  • Making inferences and drawing conclusions based on explicit or implied information in more complex texts
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Increased Rigor 2010 English Standards of Learning
  • Comparison of texts in fiction and nonfiction
  • Persuasive writing in grades 5-12
  • Analytical and argumentative writing in grades 9-12
  • Research strand in grades 4-12 includes research products, synthesis of information, credibility of sources
reading fiction and nonfiction
Reading Fiction and Nonfiction
  • Standards at each grade address reading fiction and nonfiction
  • Nonfiction emphasizes text structures and organizational patterns
  • Inferences and conclusions based on explicit and implied information
  • Differentiate between fact and opinion
  • Increase rigor by choice of texts
grades 4 12 reading strand
Grades 4-12 Reading Strand
  • There is strong vertical alignment in grades 4-12
  • The SOL Reading Tests Reporting Categories include:
    • Word Analysis and Word Reference
    • Comprehension of Fiction
    • Comprehension of Nonfiction
  • More nonfiction than fiction questions appear on SOL reading test in grades 5 – 12
reading vocabulary
Reading – Vocabulary

Vocabulary is tested in passages and in stand-alone items

grade 3 reading multiple choice tei
Grade 3 Reading Multiple Choice/TEI

2012-2013 SOL Test

2009-2010 SOL Test

grade 8 reading multiple choice tei
Grade 8 Reading Multiple Choice/TEI

2012-2013 SOL Test

2009-2010 SOL Test

eoc reading multiple choice tei
EOC Reading Multiple Choice/TEI

2012-2013 SOL Test

2009-2010 SOL Test

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Reading

Stand-alone figurative language item

comparison of texts
Comparison of texts
  • Grades 6-12 Standards include a comparison of forms and genres including fiction and nonfiction texts with a similar topic or theme.
  • Pairing passages provides opportunities for students to compare and contrast how two texts treat the same subject.
  • Paired passages is an easy way to incorporate nonfiction.
  • Compare and Contrast texts for :
    • Organizational patterns
    • Information
    • Genres
    • Author’s point of view, voice, style, message
    • Word choice
writing
Writing
  • Teaching writing is an expectation of every grade, not only “tested” grades
  • Self- and peer-editing opportunities for students are essential
  • SOL writing requires multi-paragraphs
  • Provide students with opportunities to compose using computer technology and to use the Online Practice SOL Writing Tool (no prompts provided)
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Writing
  • Writing revolves around mode, purpose, audience, and process
  • Each grade level has a composing/revision standard and an editing/grammar standard
  • Emphasis is put on elaboration, unity, central idea, organization, tone, and voice
changes to sol writing tests
Changes to SOL Writing Tests
  • The End-of-Course prompt - persuasive
  • Grade 8 prompt - persuasive or expository
  • Grade 5 prompt - expository or narrative
  • Composing/Written Expression is one combined domain
  • Research will be tested in writing instead of reading
sol two domain writing rubric
SOL Two Domain Writing Rubric
  • Usage & Mechanics
    • Sentence Formation
    • Usage
    • Standard Inflections
    • Comparison of Adjectives / Adverbs Agreement
    • Mechanics
    • Capitalization
    • Spelling
    • Punctuation
    • Formatting
  • Composing/Written Expression
    • Audience/purpose
    • Central Idea
    • Effective conclusions
    • Counter arguments
    • Elaboration
    • Unity
    • Organization
    • Deliberate Word Choice
    • Selected, Precise Information
    • Sentence Variety
    • Tone
    • Voice
scoring with the sol writing rubric
Scoring with the SOL Writing Rubric
  • All student papers are read by two readers; their scores are added together
  • Composing/Written Expression score counts twice = 2/3
  • Usage/Mechanics score counts once = 1/3
  • If judges scores are more than 1 point apart, papers are read by a third judge
writing rubric scale
Writing Rubric Scale

Each writing domain is scored using the following scale:

grade 5 writing multiple choice tei
Grade 5 WritingMultiple Choice/TEI

2012-2013 SOL Test

2009-2010 SOL Test

grade 8 writing multiple choice tei
Grade 8 WritingMultiple Choice/TEI

2012-2013 SOL Test

2009-2010 SOL Test

eoc writing multiple choice tei
EOC WritingMultiple Choice/TEI

2012-2013 SOL Test

2009-2010 SOL Test

sol assessment notes
SOL Assessment Notes
  • 15% of the reading/writing tests will be TEI
  • Emphasis words (most, main, best) will not be emphasized on any SOL test
  • NOT and EXCEPT will continue to be emphasized except on grade 3 reading
  • Grade 3 Reading Test will not contain any items with the words NOT or EXCEPT
  • The SOL Released Tests are not aligned with the 2010 English Standards of Learning
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SOL Assessment Notes
  • Direct Writing is online; students MAY use scratch paper
  • EOC Writing Rubric is mode specific –persuasive
  • Spring 2015 – English SOL tests will be released
curriculum framework
Curriculum Framework
  • Assessment items may not and should not be a verbatim reflection of the information presented in the Curriculum Framework.
  • It is not meant to be an exhaustive or a limiting document.
english curriculum framework
English Curriculum Framework
  • Use all 3 columns of the English Framework Curriculum
writing resources
Writing Resources

Downloadable Writing Process graphic

graphic organizers
Graphic Organizers
  • Clustering
  • Process
  • Comparison / Contrast
  • Order Importance
  • Sensory Chart
  • Connected Relationships
  • Persuasive Paper Checklist
online writing practice tool
Online Writing Practice Tool

Typing Tools

Typing Tools

Current Line Location

ProgressBar

formative assessment
Formative Assessment
  • Pull passages from content texts
  • Punctuate the text
  • Ask reading
  • comprehension questions
  • Include vocabulary
  • Include short essay questions
in summary
In Summary
  • Review Vertical Alignment
  • Teach Nonfiction
  • Pair Passages
  • Teach Roots and Affixes
  • Teach Composing Online
  • Offer Students Choices (reading & writing)
  • Integrate All Strands
contact information
Virginia Department of Education

Tracy Fair Robertson

English Coordinator

[email protected]

804-371-7585

Assessment Office

[email protected]

804-225-2102

Contact Information
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