District Assessment Connection for Common Core Standards for Grades 9-10
Accelerated English II (V09) - Semester Two
Language Standard (L)
Key Ideas and Details
Test Questions
L09-10.01 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34
L09-10.04 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grades 9-10 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Reading Standard for Informational Text (RI)
Reading Informational Text: Craft and Structure
Test Questions
RI09-10.05 Analyze in detail how an author’s ideas or claims are developed and refined by particular sentences, paragraphs, or larger portions of a text (e.g., a section or chapter). 72, 73, 74, 75, 76
Reading Standard for Literature (RL)
Key Ideas and Details Test Questions
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. 53, 59, 63, 71
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). 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 64
Reading Literature: Craft and Structure Test Questions
RL09-10.05 Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise 49, 50, 51, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 62
Key Ideas and Details Test Questions
RL09-10.10 By the end of grade 10, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems, in the grades 9-10 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. 60, 61, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70
Writing Standard for Literature (W)
Key Ideas and Details
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

Multiple Choice: 76 points
Essay: 40 points
Overall: 116 points