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ELA 9 - Common Assesments

Common Assessment tests are the essential skill sets all ELA 9 students must have before passing to 10th grade English.  ELA 10 builds directly on these ELA 9 skills. 

Students will be given three chance to pass each test in class.  If they continue to not be able to pass, they will be assigned academic Intervention (mandatory) to help them achieve their necessary academic skills. 

The application of these skills, students applying their knowledge for each Common Assessment, is reinforced in class repeatedly before any exam is given.  It is vital that students attend class every day, so that they can be present to receive this instruction and work with their peers to build and practice their English skills. 

9th Grade English - Common Assessments


These skills are critical to a student’s success in high school and beyond, and, as such, must be met with proficiency in order to pass 9th grade English. Students cannot pass with just CA tests.  They must achieve a grade of C with class work and homework, as well as testing, to pass the course.  Students with Ds or Fs will have to repeat the class.


Fall Semester

Common Assessments

Common Core State Standard

Minimum Criteria

CA 1:  

Denotation & Connotation


Language 5b

Student correctly identifies denotative & connotative meanings in a text.

CA 2: 

Independent & Dependent Clauses, & Sentence Errors


Language 1a & b

Accurately identifies independent & dependent clauses, & fixes sentence errors correctly (comma splices, run-ons, fragments).

Spring Semester Common Assessments

Common Core State Standard

Minimum Criteria

  CA 3: 

  Sentence Types


Language 2a

Correctly identifies & uses simple, complex, and compound sentences. Correctly identifies and uses punctuation (comma, semi-colon, and end punctuation). 

CA 4:

Plot Diagram


Reading 1-3

Student accurately completes a plot diagram for a given story including: title, author, exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution, characters (protagonist/antagonist), narration, and conflict.