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English 1 Eoc Essays On Education

Computer Adaptive Testing – Includes CAT informational videos and resources

Tabbed Reading Passages Demonstration-This is a PDF document. (PDF) – a guide to show how tabs are used to display paired reading selections in an online test

SOL Practice Items in TestNav 8 – Provide examples of the new content and increased rigor of the 2010 English SOL

VMAST Practice Items in TestNav 8 
– practice items provide examples of supports and simplifications applied to test items to make them more accessible to eligible students with disabilities.

Using Statewide SOL Test Results to Guide Instruction – Examples of challenging SOL content based on statewide results

Online Writing Resources – teaching strategies and lesson plans, video links, SOL progression charts, graphic organizers, and resource links.


Vocabulary Resources
– teaching strategies, lesson plans, graphic organizers, and resource links.


SOL Institute Presentations & Lessons
available for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015


ESS Sample Lesson Plans
– align instruction with the 2010 English SOL.


Sample Text-Dependent Questions with Paired Passages
– provide fiction samples paired with companion nonfiction texts and offer a series of text-dependent questions, vocabulary activities, writing assignments, and opportunities for research. 

Progression Charts
identify the grade level at which specific skills are formally introduced in the 2010 English SOL for Reading, Writing, Grammar and Research(PDF files).


Released SOL Tests & Item Sets – Tests and item sets representative of the content and skills included in the Virginia SOL tests.


Frequently Asked Questions
(PDF)

English Standards of Learning Crosswalk Between the 2010 and 2002 Standards(PDF) – provides detail on additions, deletions and changes included in the 2002 English SOL.

English SOL Resources

English SOL Online Writing

Beginning with the 2013 spring administration of grades 5, 8 and end-of-course SOL writing assessments, Virginia students will complete all direct-writing tests online. Teachers need to provide opportunities for students at all grade levels to plan, compose, revise, edit and publish writing using computers.

Writing Instruction Resources


Lesson Plans

The new English SOL Enhanced Scope and Sequence sample lesson plans are aligned with the 2010 English SOL. In preparation for the new online writing assessments, several of the writing lessons from each grade band are provided. These materials are intended as examples of ways the understandings, knowledge and skills might be presented to students in sample lessons that have been aligned with the new standards.


Graphic Organizers

(All files are PDF format)


Progression Charts for Writing & Grammar

The SOL Progression Charts identify and provide a visual representation of the grade level at which specific skills are formally introduced in the 2010 English SOLs. Not all skills in the English SOLs are represented in these charts nor are the skill progression charts a replacement for the English SOLs or the English SOL Curriculum Framework.


Anchor Sets with Annotations

The Short Paper Component of the English SOL test includes two results – a composing and written expression score and a usage and mechanics score – on a scale of 1 to 4 that when added together indicate a student’s final writing score. To assist teachers in determining how these two are evaluated, the following annotated examples provide explanations to support the assigned score:


Instruction Anchor Sets

The following are samples that received a score of 2 for the composing and written expression portion of the Short Paper Component of the English SOL test. They include annotations, examples of questions and writing checklists that teachers can use to assist students in the revision and editing process, as well as color overlays that align to the Instructional Writing Checklist for teachers. Checkmarks at the beginning on a line indicates a usage and mechanics error.


Understand Scoring

Understand Scoring provides educators with information about the SOL writing assessments, including the rubrics and anchor papers that illustrate each score point on the composing/written expression and usage/mechanics domains used to score the Short Paper Components of the writing tests.  The application is intended to assist teachers in preparing students for the SOL writing tests. 


Instruction Writing Checklists

Instruction Writing Checklists provide teachers with information to evaluate student writing. School divisions may add additional writing requirements to these documents. For K-12 grade-specific student writing expectations, teachers should consult the Curriculum Framework.


Writing Assessment Resources


Writing Prompts

Writing prompts that may be administered on the Writing SOL tests based on the 2010 English Standards of Learning:


Writing Test Blueprints

These test blueprints will be effective with the administration of the 2012-2013 English SOL tests.


Checklist for Writers


Writing Practice Items, Tools and Guides

Writing Practice Items and Guides provide the opportunity for students to practice multiple-choice and technology-enhanced items (TEI) that reflect the new content and increased rigor of the revised English SOL.

To prepare students fully for the online writing assessment, teachers are encouraged to use the Writing Practice Tool(PDF) with their students in order to familiarize students with the online formatting tools available in the TestNav testing platform. These formatting tools mirror those of many word processing programs.

Understand Scoring

Understand Scoring provides educators with information about the SOL writing assessments, including the rubrics and anchor papers that illustrate each score point on the composing/written expression and usage/mechanics domains used to score the Short Paper Components of the writing tests.  The application is intended to assist teachers in preparing students for the SOL writing tests. 


Online Writing Test Webinar Series (conducted on January 17 and 19, 2012)

Outside Resources

 

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