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2006 English Assessment

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HSA Item Number Answer Indicators Assessed
1 ECR 2.1.1 The student will compose to inform by using appropriate types of prose.
2 J 2.2.3 The student will revise and edit texts for clarity, completeness, and effectiveness.
3 C 3.1.8 The student will expand sentences by positioning phrases and clauses to accomplish a purpose.
4 J 3.3.1 The student will edit texts for spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
5 C 3.1.4 The student will differentiate grammatically complete sentences from non-sentences.
6 J 2.3.1 The student will identify sources of information on a self-selected and/or given topic and assess their appropriateness to accomplish a purpose.
7 B 1.2.3 The student will explain the effectiveness of stylistic elements in a text that communicate an author's purpose.
8 J 1.2.1 The student will consider the contributions of plot, character, setting, conflict, and point of view when constructing the meaning of a text.
9 B 1.1.3 The student will use after-reading strategies appropriate to both the text and purpose for reading by summarizing, comparing, contrasting, synthesizing, drawing conclusions, and validating the purpose for reading.
10 F 1.3.3 The student will identify features of language that create tone and voice.
11 B 1.2.2 The student will determine how the speaker, organization, sentence structure, word choice, tone, rhythm, and imagery reveal an author's purpose.
12 H 1.3.5 The student will explain how common and universal experiences serve as the source of literary themes that cross time and cultures.
13 D 3.1.6 The student will compound various sentence elements—subjects, predicates, modifiers, phrases, and clauses—to link or contrast related ideas.
14 J 1.1.2 The student will use during-reading strategies appropriate to both the text and purpose for reading by visualizing, making connections, and using fix-up strategies such as re-reading, questioning, and summarizing.
15 C 4.2.1 The student will assess the effectiveness of diction that reveals an author's purpose.
16 F 1.2.2 The student will determine how the speaker, organization, sentence structure, word choice, tone, rhythm, and imagery reveal an author's purpose.
17 B 3.1.3 The student will determine grammatical classification of words by using meaning, position, form, and function.
18 BCR 1.2.1 The student will consider the contributions of plot, character, setting, conflict, and point of view when constructing the meaning of a text.
19 B 1.1.3 The student will use after-reading strategies appropriate to both the text and purpose for reading by summarizing, comparing, contrasting, synthesizing, drawing conclusions, and validating the purpose for reading.
20 ECR 2.1.4 The student will compose persuasive texts that support, modify, or refute a position and include effective rhetorical strategies.
21 D 1.1.1 The student will use pre-reading strategies appropriate to both the text and purpose for reading by surveying the text, accessing prior knowledge, formulating questions, setting purpose(s), and making predictions.
22 H 1.1.2 The student will use during-reading strategies appropriate to both the text and purpose for reading by visualizing, making connections, and using fix-up strategies such as re-reading, questioning, and summarizing.
23 B 1.2.2 The student will determine how the speaker, organization, sentence structure, word choice, tone, rhythm, and imagery reveal an author's purpose.
24 F 3.3.1 The student will edit texts for spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
25 B 3.1.4 The student will differentiate grammatically complete sentences from non-sentences.
26 G 2.2.3 The student will revise and edit texts for clarity, completeness, and effectiveness.
27 D 1.1.3 The student will use after-reading strategies appropriate to both the text and purpose for reading by summarizing, comparing, contrasting, synthesizing, drawing conclusions, and validating the purpose for reading.
28 F 1.1.3 The student will use after-reading strategies appropriate to both the text and purpose for reading by summarizing, comparing, contrasting, synthesizing, drawing conclusions, and validating the purpose for reading.
29 D 1.2.5 The student will extend or further develop meaning by explaining the implications of the text for the reader or contemporary society.
30 H 1.2.2 The student will determine how the speaker, organization, sentence structure, word choice, tone, rhythm, and imagery reveal an author's purpose.
31 B 3.1.6 The student will compound various sentence elements—subjects, predicates, modifiers, phrases, and clauses—to link or contrast related ideas.
32 H 2.2.2 The student will select and organize ideas for specific audiences and purposes.
33 C 3.3.1 The student will edit texts for spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
34 F 1.1.3 The student will use after-reading strategies appropriate to both the text and purpose for reading by summarizing, comparing, contrasting, synthesizing, drawing conclusions, and validating the purpose for reading.
35 D 1.1.2 The student will use during-reading strategies appropriate to both the text and purpose for reading by visualizing, making connections, and using fix-up strategies such as re-reading, questioning, and summarizing.
36 G 4.2.1 The student will assess the effectiveness of diction that reveals an author's purpose.
37 B 3.2.2 The student will differentiate connotative from denotative meanings of words.
38 F 3.1.6 The student will compound various sentence elements—subjects, predicates, modifiers, phrases, and clauses—to link or contrast related ideas.
39 C 1.2.1 The student will consider the contributions of plot, character, setting, conflict, and point of view when constructing the meaning of a text.
40 J 1.3.5 The student will explain how common and universal experiences serve as the source of literary themes that cross time and cultures.
41 D 1.2.5 The student will extend or further develop meaning by explaining the implications of the text for the reader or contemporary society.
42 F 3.1.3 The student will determine grammatical classification of words by using meaning, position, form, and function.
43 BCR 1.1.4 The student will apply reading strategies when comparing, making connections, and drawing conclusions about non-print text.
44 G 2.2.3 The student will revise and edit texts for clarity, completeness, and effectiveness.
45 C 2.2.3 The student will revise and edit texts for clarity, completeness, and effectiveness.
46 F 3.3.2 The student will use available resources to correct or confirm revisions and/or editorial choices.
47 B 2.3.3 The student will use a systematic process for recording and documenting information.
48 F 3.1.6 The student will compound various sentence elements—subjects, predicates, modifiers, phrases, and clauses—to link or contrast related ideas.
49 C 3.3.1 The student will edit texts for spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
50 H 2.3.1 The student will identify sources of information on a self-selected and/or given topic and assess their appropriateness to accomplish a purpose.

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