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1 English I: The EOC Kim Bowen ELA Consultant NCDPI Heather Koons Testing Consultant NCDPI

2 Overview of ELA SCS and Testing Schedule

3 Test Development Process

4 Editing / Composition: Philosophy l Current » editing » goal 1 » student examples from English II EOC l New » composition (peer response) » primarily goal 6, also 1,2,3,4,5 » student drafts that reflect English I products

5 Editing/Composition: Format l Current » approx. 40% (30/72 items) » errors identified by underlining l New » approx. 40% » each sentence numbered » errors not identified within sentence » similar format to NCHSEE

6 Editing/Composition: Types of Questions l Old (Error Correction) » sentence formation » usage » mechanics » spelling l New (Peer Response) » sentence formation » usage » mechanics » spelling » vocabulary in context » diction » content such as  purpose/main idea  organization  supporting detail » Types for error correction informed by Grammar in Context, Constance Weaver

7 Composition: Examples l New » Which change should be made to correct sentence 9?  Note wording -- “to correct” indicates student should look for error, not just improvement » Which of the following is a fragment (run-on)?  Only grammatical terms used on test » How should sentence 11 be written correctly?

8 Composition: Examples l New » How could sentences 5 and 6 best be combined to enhance clarity and sentence variety? (6.01) » Which of the following improves the organization of the third paragraph? (4.01, 6.01) » What effect does the student achieve in sentence 1 by using words such as compelling and force? (4.02, 6.01) » In making a recommendation for audiences who would enjoy the film, the writer considered which of the following? (4.01)

9 Textual Analysis: Philosophy l Current » focus on genres  fiction  non-fiction  drama  poetry » selection types include  literary  informational  practical l New » focus on environments  expressive (focus)  informational  argumentative  critical » inclusion of genres  fiction  non-fiction  drama  poetry

10 Textual Analysis: Philosophy l Current » traditional “literature” emphasis » reading comprehension and analysis » identification of literary types and terms l New » representative texts and items for each goal » analysis integrated with language usage » critical (higher order) thinking, analysis and application

11 Textual Analysis: Format l Current » approx. 60% (42/72 items) » includes goals 1,2,3 l New » approx. 60% » includes goals 1,2,3,4,5,6

12 Textual Analysis - Examples of Changes l Current » Which of the following is an example of a simile? » Line 4 is an example of which of the following? » What is the setting of the passage? l New » The simile in line 4 emphasizes which of the following ideas of the selection? » Why is the following quotation ironic? » What details does the author use to create a sense of the social time period?

13 Textual Analysis - Examples l Goal 1 (Expressive) » Memoirs, anecdotes, diaries, friendly letters, reflective essays » How does the author create a sense of the narrator’s voice? » Which of the following quotations best emphasizes the significance of the incident?

14 Textual Analysis - Examples l Goal 2 (Informational) » Articles, definitions, directions, reports » Which statement best reflects the main idea of the article? » If the author were to include a graphic to help clarify the information in the article, which of the following information would be the best addition?

15 Textual Analysis - Examples l Goal 3 (Argumentative) » Editorials, speeches, letters, debates, evaluations, columns » How does the author develop support for his point? » Which of the following is an example of the author’s bias?

16 Textual Analysis - Examples l Goal 4 (Critical) » Reviews, analysis » The author appears most critical of which of the following aspects of the film? » The author’s use of the road metaphor throughout the selection emphasizes which of the following ideas?  note: Goal 4 includes critical analysis of texts and can be applied to texts from all environments

17 Textual Analysis - Examples l Goal 5 (Literary) » fiction, non-fiction, poetry, drama (encompasses other environments) » Which of the following is the best statement of the theme of the selection? » The author’s description of the cat as “small,” “slight,” “powerful,” and “fierce” suggests which of the following about its personality?

18 Textual Analysis - Examples l Goal 6 (Grammar & Language Usage) » Vocabulary in context, dialect, style through appropriate and exact words » Based on the context of paragraph 6, what does erudition mean? » What effect does the author achieve by using such words as downy and hush?


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