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The buttons below link to charts that correlate the Ohio Ninth Grade Proficiency Test Outcomes to each of The Write Site's units and lessons in nonfiction writing and reading. The proficiency test outcomes are listed here. You can use the charts to see which proficiencies you are covering or to tailor your lesson plans to cover the proficiencies you need to address.

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Writing

I. Content

Outcome #1 (C-1) - Writing conveys a message or purpose (to describe, explain, narrate, or persuade).

Outcome #2 (C-2) - Writing has supporting ideas/examples.

Outcome #4 (C-4) - Writing has a sense of completeness.

II. Organization

Outcome #3 (O-3) - Logical order (sequence, order of events/details).

III. Language

Outcome #5 (L-5) - Word choice appropriate to the audience, purpose, and subject.

Outcome #6 (L-6) - Clear language (active verbs, precise nouns, descriptive adjectives and adverbs).

IV. Writing Conventions

Outcome # 7 (W-7) - complete sentences

Outcome # 8 (W-8) - subject/verb agreement

Outcome # 9 (W-9) - standard form of verb/nouns

Outcome #10 (W-10) - punctuation

Outcome #11 (W-11) - capitalization

Outcome #12 (W-12) - spelling

Outcome #13 (W-13) - writing is legible

Reading

I. Fiction - These outcomes do not apply to The Write Site Program.

II. Nonfiction

A. Details (e.g., who, what, where, when, how or problem/solution)

B. Stated or implied main ideas.

C. Cause-and-effect relationships

D. Difference between statements based on fact and statements based on inference.

E. Whether a statement is fact or an opinion.

F. Predictions about whether certain information is likely to be included in materials (based on author's views and interests).

G. Details that either support or do not support the main idea.

H. Author's purpose for writing the selection (to persuade, entertain, inform, or instruct.)

I. The best summary for a specific audience.

J. Author's attitude to ward a topic (author's bias, slant, or view).

III. Everyday/Functional Outcome

A. Directions of two or more steps.

B. Selection and use of appropriate reference sources and illustrative materials (sources-dictionary, encyclopedia, almanac, atlas, etc.; skills-alphabetical order; skimming and scanning; reading charts, tables, diagrams, etc.).

C. Meaning of vocabulary words used in an application form.

D. The use of propaganda.


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