District Assessment Connection for South Dakota Core Standards for Grades 9-10
Accelerated English I (V11) - Semester Two
Language Standard (L)
Conventions of Standard English Test Questions
L09-10.01 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66
Knowledge of Language Test Questions
L09-10.03 Apply knowledge of language to understand how language functions in different contexts, to make effective choices for meaning or style, and to comprehend more fully when reading or listening. 43, 44, 45, 46, 50
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use Test Questions
L09-10.05 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. 9, 12, 14, 17, 36
L09-10.06 Acquire and use accurately general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when considering a word or phrase important to comprehension or expression. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Reading Standard for Informational Text (RI)
Key Ideas and Details Test Questions
RI09-10.01 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 28, 29, 30, 31
RI09-10.02 Determine a central idea of a text and analyze its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. 20, 21, 26, 27
Craft and Structure Test Questions
RI09-10.04 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language of a court opinion differs from that of a newspaper). 22, 23, 24, 25
Reading and Writing Standard for Literature (RL)
Key Ideas and Details Test Questions
RL09-10.01 Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text. 32, 33, 41, 42
RL09-10.02 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. 15, 19, 38, 39
RL09-10.03 Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme. 11, 13, 16, 18, 34
Craft and Structure Test Questions
RL09-10.04 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the cumulative impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone (e.g., how the language evokes a sense of time and place; how it sets a formal or informal tone). 10, 35, 37, 40
Writing Standard for Literature (W)
Text Types and Purposes Test Questions
W09-10.02 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content. Essay
Production and Distribution of Writing Test Questions
W09-10.04 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.) Essay
Research to Build and Present Knowledge Test Questions
W09-10.08 Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation. 47, 48, 49, 51
W09-10.09 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research. Essay
Range of Writing Test Questions
W09-10.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of tasks, purposes, and audiences. Essay

Multiple Choice: 66 points
Essay: 30 points
Overall:
96 points