Saturday, December 12, 2015

Passing The PARCC Reading Test: Why Students Will Fail The PARCC Reading Test


In my opinion, the reason why so many students fail the PARCC
Reading Assesment is our failure in teaching key reading elements explicitly! First we as educators need to help our students build a comprehensive and lasting understanding of all Reading Domains including Tier 3 Literary Elements concepts and Tier 2 Cognitive Verbs. Targeting and explicitly teaching critical Tier 1, 2, and 3 Reading/ELA “background knowledge” concepts daily all while giving students time to practice advanced literary analysis is the key to success. Focusing on the DOK every day without an intensive front loading of the basics that include the targeting of Tier 2 Cognitive concepts and Tier 3 Reading and literary Concepts, we are doomed to failure. When students are asked to read complex text and draw conclusions about author’s purpose, themes and opinions all while using and connecting a deeper tier 2 cognitive concept, they are lost. Students, as we all know are not given ability leveled reading test on the PARCC; they are given rigorous advanced text that can range from 700-1100 Lexile (4th Grade Reading Assessment)  plus advanced DOK 3 two-step EBSR question. Reading Street is a Basal Reading system that is logistically impossible to teach effectively If you are expecting high-quality results or even mediocre results in Title I schools. All Basal reading programs are week on Tier 2 and Tier 3 concept exposure and totally deficient in advanced DOK practice. Students that come to school with giant lexical deficits and exposure to language need smarter solutions, and we as teachers and school district are not looking for novel learning structures, strategies, and tactics. We need fresh eyes and solutions that will help teachers and students thrive and succeed in my opinion. Sean Taylor The Reading Sage

Teachers  need to Rethink How They Teach Tier 2 and Tier 3 Concepts! 

Academic Vocabulary K-12 Test Prep Words

TEST PREPARATION starts with Tier 2 and 3 Academic vocabulary word-work! Students that lack understanding of Academic Vocabulary can be deadly to student success on all academic assessments. Academic vocabulary is king when you want your students to succeed on today's rigorous assessments.
academic Vocabulary Words


CCSS: Tier 2 and Tier 3 Academic Vocabulary

Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies and Language Arts

Academic vocabulary words are key vocabulary that students must master to understand academic content. Two list predominate (Coxhead 2000/ Marzano 2004) most academic vocabulary list find their origins in one or both. Teachers needing to raise test scores in a content area will find academic word list indispensable. Teachers can select published academic vocabulary list or create their own by doing a word analysis of released state test of published literature. Most states have adopted or will adopt The Common Core State Standards which will simplify the choice of academic vocabulary. Today some states are vague and leave the choice to teachers and schools, so finding the best list to meet the needs of your students is tricky. The links below are a few that seem to have value. I personally use the NWEA Academic Word list daily for reading, science and math vocabulary, and a lesser extent the Tennessee Academic Word List as a supplement. I have also created a academic word list of my own using a crude word analysis of the TAKS released test.

The first step in passing any High Stakes Reading or Math test is understanding the types of vocabulary. Tier 3 and Tier 2 vocabulary are the hardest to learn and remember, these words give students the most problems on test!

Tier 1 Academic Vocabulary: Basic words that commonly appear in spoken language. Because they are heard frequently in numerous contexts and with nonverbal communication, Tier 1 words rarely require explicit instruction.Examples of Tier 1 words are clock, baby, happy and walk.

Tier 2 Academic Vocabulary: Less high frequency words used by mature language users across several academic content areas. Because of their lack of redundancy in oral language and their multiple meaning or descriptive nature, Tier 2 words present challenges to students who primarily meet them in print and on test. Examples of Tier 2 words are obvious, complex, establish and verify. Blooms and Webb's DOK verbs are integral to any successful reading instruction or intervention.
http://www.opsu.edu/www/education/BuildAcademicVoc.pdf
Tier 3 Academic Vocabulary: Low Frequency words that are not frequently used except in specific academic content areas or domains. Tier 3 words are central to building backgrounds knowledge and conceptual understanding within the various academic domains and should be integral to instruction of content. Medical, legal, biology and mathematics terms are all examples of these words.

Links to PDF Academic Word List The Tennessee Academic Vocabulary Project
NWEA MAP Test VOCABULARY for the Web-based MAP® system
Oklahoma Academic Vocabulary Suggested Words and Terms Marzano based list
The Tennessee Academic Vocabulary Project Prepared for the State of Tennessee Department of Education by Marzano & Associates


NWEA Academic Vocabularyhttp://www.hasd.org/cms_files/resources/MAPs%20Vocabulary.pdf
NWEA Academic Vocabulary
NWEA Reading Test Questions
CST and CAHSEE Academic Vocabulary
Academic Vocabulary At a Glance – New Vocabulary Words by RIT Bands for Reading
ISAT Reading Vocabulary List (Word) doc

ISAT Language Usage Vocabulary List (Word)
ISAT Math Vocabulary List (Word)

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** Guide to Understanding Scoring: English Language Arts/Literacy Released Items
*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: Mathematics Released Items
- Scoring Rubric: Grade 3 – English Language Arts/Literacy
- Scoring Rules: English Langauge Arts / Literacy
- Scoring Rules: Mathematics
Grade 03 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 03 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 03 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 03 ELA - M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 03 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 03 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 03 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 03 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 03 ELA - S/M Literary Text Set - Item Set
Grade 03 Math - EOY - Alignment Document
Grade 03 Math - EOY - Item Set
Grade 03 Math - EOY - Key
Grade 03 Math - PBA - Alignment Document
Grade 03 Math - PBA - Item Set
Grade 03 Math - PBA - Key
Grade 03 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 11 - VF658050
Grade 03 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 12 - 0518-M00816
Grade 03 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 13 - M00553
Grade 03 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 14 - 0435-M01415
Grade 03 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 15 - M00819
Grade 03 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 16 - 0079-M00419
Grade 03 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 17 - VF442639

*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: English Language Arts/Literacy Released Items
*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: Mathematics Released Items
- Scoring Rubric: Grades 4-5 – English Language Arts/Literacy
- Scoring Rules: English Langauge Arts / Literacy
- Scoring Rules: Mathematics

Grade 04 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 04 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 04 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 04 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 04 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 04 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 04 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 04 ELA - S/M Literary Text Set - Item Set
Grade 04 ELA -M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 04 Math - EOY - Alignment Document
Grade 04 Math - EOY - Item Set


Grade 04 Math - EOY - Key
Grade 04 Math - PBA - Alignment Document
Grade 04 Math - PBA - Item Set
Grade 04 Math - PBA - Key
Grade 04 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 11 - VF643125
Grade 04 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 12 - M02080
Grade 04 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 13 - M00778
Grade 04 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 14 - 0493-M02313Y
Grade 04 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 15 - 0228-M00781
Grade 04 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 16 - M02320
Grade 04 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 17 - VF565302

*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: English Language Arts/Literacy Released Items
*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: Mathematics Released Items
- Scoring Rubric: Grades 4-5 – English Language Arts/Literacy
- Scoring Rules: English Langauge Arts / Literacy
- Scoring Rules: Mathematics
Grade 05 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 05 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 05 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 05 ELA - M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 05 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 05 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 05 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 05 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 05 ELA - S/M Literary Text Set - Item Set
Grade 05 Math - EOY - Alignment Document
Grade 05 Math - EOY - Item Set
Grade 05 Math - EOY - Key
Grade 05 Math - PBA - Alignment Document
Grade 05 Math - PBA - Item Set
Grade 05 Math - PBA - Key
Grade 05 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 10 - 0161-M00840
Grade 05 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 11 - M01285
Grade 05 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 12 - M02372
Grade 05 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 13 - VF908065
Grade 05 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 14 - VF735884
Grade 05 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 15 - VF822728
Grade 05 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 16 - VF646620

*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: English Language Arts/Literacy Released Items
*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: Mathematics Released Items
- Scoring Rubric: Grades 6-11 – English Language Arts/Literacy
- Scoring Rules: English Langauge Arts / Literacy
- Scoring Rules: Mathematics
Grade 06 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 06 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 06 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 06 ELA - Literary Text Set - Item Set
Grade 06 ELA - M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 06 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 06 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 06 ELA - Paired Text Set - Item Set
Grade 06 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 06 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 06 ELA - S/M Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 06 Math - EOY - Alignment Document
Grade 06 Math - EOY - Item Set
Grade 06 Math - EOY - Key
Grade 06 Math - PBA - Alignment Document
Grade 06 Math - PBA - Item Set
Grade 06 Math - PBA - Key
Grade 06 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 11 - VF888578
Grade 06 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 12 - M21482
Grade 06 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 13 - 1167-M20992
Grade 06 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 14 - VF886112
Grade 06 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 15 - M20483
Grade 06 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 16 - VF799733
Grade 06 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 17 - VF643084

*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: English Language Arts/Literacy Released Items
*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: Mathematics Released Items
- Scoring Rubric: Grades 6-11 – English Language Arts/Literacy
- Scoring Rules: English Langauge Arts / Literacy
- Scoring Rules: Mathematics

Grade 07 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 07 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 07 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 07 ELA - Literary Text Set - Item Set
Grade 07 ELA - M/L Informational Set - Item Set
Grade 07 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 07 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 07 ELA - Paired Text Set - Item Set
Grade 07 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 07 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 07 ELA - S/M Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 07 Math - EOY - Alignment Document
Grade 07 Math - EOY - Item Set
Grade 07 Math - EOY - Key
Grade 07 Math - PBA - Alignment Document
Grade 07 Math - PBA - Item Set
Grade 07 Math - PBA - Key
Grade 07 Math - PBA - Sample Student Resources - Item 11 - VF650458
Grade 07 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 12 - VF560696
Grade 07 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 13 - M20592
Grade 07 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 14 - M21521
Grade 07 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 15 - VF654249


Grade 07 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 16 - H030360
Grade 07 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 17 - M21894


*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: English Language Arts/Literacy Released Items
*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: Mathematics Released Items
- Scoring Rubric: Grades 6-11 – English Language Arts/Literacy
- Scoring Rules: English Langauge Arts / Literacy
- Scoring Rules: Mathematics

Grade 08 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 08 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 08 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 08 ELA - Literary Text Set - Item Set
Grade 08 ELA - M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 08 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 08 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 08 ELA - Paired Text Set - Item Set
Grade 08 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 08 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 08 ELA - S/M Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 08 Math - EOY - Alignment Document
Grade 08 Math - EOY - Item Set
Grade 08 Math - EOY - Key
Grade 08 Math - PBA - Alignment Document
Grade 08 Math - PBA - Item Set
Grade 08 Math - PBA - Key
Grade 08 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 12 - VF525935
Grade 08 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 13 - 1419-M21875
Grade 08 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 14 - M20534
Grade 08 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 15 - 1175-M21072
Grade 08 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 16 - 1336-M21831
Grade 08 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 17 - VF654810
Grade 08 Math - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 18 - VF821999
HS Algebra 1 - EOY - Alignment Document
HS Algebra 1 - EOY - Item Set
HS Algebra 1 - EOY - Key
HS Algebra 1 - PBA - Alignment Document
HS Algebra 1 - PBA - Item Set
HS Algebra 1 - PBA - Key
HS Algebra 1 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 11 - VF886999
HS Algebra 1 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 12 - VF736473
HS Algebra 1 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 13 - M44105
HS Algebra 1 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 14 - 2863-M42341
HS Algebra 1 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 15 - VF650047
HS Algebra 1 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 16 - 2391-M41689
HS Algebra 1 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 18 - M41195

** Guide to Understanding Scoring: English Language Arts/Literacy Released Items
*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: Mathematics Released Items
- Scoring Rubric: Grades 6-11 – English Language Arts/Literacy
- Scoring Rules: English Langauge Arts / Literacy
- Scoring Rules: Mathematics
Grade 09 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 09 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 09 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 09 ELA - Literary Text Set - Item Set
Grade 09 ELA - M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 09 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 09 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 09 ELA - Paired Text Set - Item Set
Grade 09 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 09 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 09 ELA - S/M Informational Text Set - Item Set
HS Algebra 1 - EOY - Alignment Document
HS Algebra 1 - EOY - Item Set
HS Algebra 1 - EOY - Key
HS Algebra 1 - PBA - Alignment Document
HS Algebra 1 - PBA - Item Set
HS Algebra 1 - PBA - Key
HS Algebra 1 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 11 - VF886999
HS Algebra 1 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 12 - VF736473
HS Algebra 1 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 13 - M44105
HS Algebra 1 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 14 - 2863-M42341
HS Algebra 1 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 15 - VF650047
HS Algebra 1 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 16 - 2391-M41689
HS Algebra 1 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 18 - M41195
HS Geometry - EOY - Alignment Document
HS Geometry - EOY - Item Set
HS Geometry - EOY - Key
HS Geometry - PBA - Alignment Document
HS Geometry - PBA - Item Set
HS Geometry - PBA - Key
HS Geometry - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 11 - VF800122
HS Geometry - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 12 - 2159-M40884
HS Geometry - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 13 - M41170
HS Geometry - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 14 - 2104-M40767
HS Geometry - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 15 - VF867187
HS Geometry - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 16 -2071-M40550
HS Geometry - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 17 - 2221-M41124P
HS Geometry - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 18 - VH003506

*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: English Language Arts/Literacy Released Items
*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: Mathematics Released Items
- Scoring Rubric: Grades 6-11 – English Language Arts/Literacy
- Scoring Rules: English Langauge Arts / Literacy
- Scoring Rules: Mathematics
Grade 10 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 10 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 10 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 10 ELA - Literary Text Set - Item Set
Grade 10 ELA - M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 10 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 10 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 10 ELA - Paired Text Set - Item Set
Grade 10 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 10 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 10 ELA - S/M Informational Text Set - Item Set
HS Algebra 2 - EOY - Alignment Document
HS Algebra 2 - EOY - Item Set
HS Algebra 2 - EOY - Key
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Alignment Document
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Item Set
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Key
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 11 - VH029260
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 12 - VF884971
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 13 - M44085
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample student Responses - Item 14 - VF650068
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 15 - VF641201
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 16 - M44168
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 17 - 2457-M41997
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 18 - 2092-M40742
HS Geometry - EOY - Alignment Document
HS Geometry - EOY - Item Set
HS Geometry - EOY - Key
HS Geometry - PBA - Alignment Document
HS Geometry - PBA - Item Set
HS Geometry - PBA - Key
HS Geometry - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 11 - VF800122
HS Geometry - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 12 - 2159-M40884
HS Geometry - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 13 - M41170
HS Geometry - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 14 - 2104-M40767
HS Geometry - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 15 - VF867187
HS Geometry - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 16 -2071-M40550
HS Geometry - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 17 - 2221-M41124P
HS Geometry - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 18 - VH003506

*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: English Language Arts/Literacy Released Items
*** Guide to Understanding Scoring: Mathematics Released Items
- Scoring Rubric: Grades 6-11 – English Language Arts/Literacy
- Scoring Rules: English Langauge Arts / Literacy
- Scoring Rules: Mathematics
Grade 11 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 11 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 11 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 11 ELA - Literary Text Set - Item Set
Grade 11 ELA - M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 11 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 11 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 11 ELA - Paired Text Set - Item Set
Grade 11 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 11 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 11 ELA - S/M Informational Text Set - Item Set
HS Algebra 2 - EOY - Alignment Document
HS Algebra 2 - EOY - Item Set
HS Algebra 2 - EOY - Key
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Alignment Document
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Item Set
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Key
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 11 - VH029260
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 12 - VF884971
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 13 - M44085
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample student Responses - Item 14 - VF650068
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 15 - VF641201
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 16 - M44168
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 17 - 2457-M41997
HS Algebra 2 - PBA - Sample Student Responses - Item 18 - 2092-M40742


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Example of the Reading Comprehension trait from the grades 6-11 rubric:

• Reading Comprehension of Key Ideas and Details:

■ Score Point 4 ● The student response demonstrates full comprehension of ideas stated explicitly and inferentially by providing an accurate analysis and supporting the analysis with effective and convincing textual evidence.

■ Score Point 3 ● The student response demonstrates comprehension of ideas stated explicitly and/ or inferentially by providing a mostly accurate analysis, and supporting the analysis with adequate textual evidence.

■ Score Point 2 ● The student response demosntrates basic comprehension of ideas stated explicitly and/or inferentially by providing a generally accurate analysis and supporting the analysis with basic textual evidence. ■ Score Point 1 ● The student response demonstrates limited comprehension of ideas stated explicitly and/or inferentially by providing a minimally accurate analysis and supporting the analysis with limited textual evidence.

■ Score Point 0 ● The student response demonstrates no comprehension of ideas by providing inaccurate or no analysis and little to no textual evidence.

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