Approximately 72 multiple choice questions about reading and writing strategies
One essay response question
The nitty-gritty: You have to be correct on a little more than half of the questions (including a passing essay score) in order to pass. You a have to have about a 70% to be marked “Proficient” on the test.
CAHSEE: ELA PORTION
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On the writing portion of the CAHSEE exam, you will be given a “Writing Task” which is oneessay question.It is NOT timed.
Parts: I. Heading: Your address & the date II. Inside Address: The reader’s name (spelled correctly) & address for example: Mr. Tom Key, Counselor Independence High School 1776 Educational Park Drive San Jose CA 95133 III. Salutation: (Notice the colon)
Dear Sir or Madam:
IV. Body: Purpose of the letter Usually 3 SHORT paragraphs
V. Introduction: State your name and purpose (WHY) VI. Body: Explain what you want (WHAT) VII. Conclusion: Thank you & Contact Info/Number
VIII. Complimentary closing: Sincerely, Yours truly, Yours sincerely, IX. Signature: Sign your letter personally, then type your name