Monday, December 28, 2015

FSA FCAT 2.0 EOC READING TEST 2016

FSA, FCAT 2.0 and EOC READING TEST 2016 Schedules, test samples and test prep  | FLORIDA STATEWIDE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM 2015–2016 SCHEDULE

FSA FCAT 2.0 READING TEST 2016 Assessment Schedules FSA K-12 Reading Assessments | FSA Statewide Assessment Schedules contain testing dates and or testing windows for other statewide assessments, such as FSAA, ACCESS for ELLs 2.0, and NAEP.

FSA READING TEST 2016 Schedule February 29–March 4, 2016 Paper-Based: Grades 4–7 English Language Arts – Writing Paper-Based Accommodations: Grades 8–10 & Retake English Language Arts – Writing

FSA READING TEST 2016  February 29–March 11, 2016 Computer-Based: Grades 8–10 & Retake English Language Arts – Writing

FSA READING TEST 2016 March 28–April 8, 2016 Paper-Based: Grade 3 English Language Arts – Reading Grades 3 and 4 Mathematics

Reading
Grade 3
Test Book (PDF, 2MB)
Answer Key Book (PDF, 269KB)Grade 4
Test Book (PDF, 3MB)
Answer Key Book (PDF, 258KB)Grade 5
Test Book (PDF, 2MB)
Answer Key Book (PDF, 272KB)Grade 6
Test Book (PDF, 964KB)
Answer Key Book (PDF, 260KB)Grade 7
Test Book (PDF, 2MB)
Answer Key Book (PDF, 258KB)Grade 8
Test Book (PDF, 1MB)
Answer Key Book (PDF, 286KB)Grade 9
Test Book (PDF, 3MB)
Answer Key Book (PDF, 283KB)Grade 10
Test Book (PDF, 2MB)
Answer Key Book (PDF, 282KB)

FSA EOC

Grades 3-4 FSA Mathematics Paper-Based Training Test [PDF]
Grades 5-6 FSA Mathematics Paper-Based Training Test [PDF]
Grades 7-8 FSA Mathematics Paper-Based Training Test [PDF]
FSA EOC Paper-Based Training Test [PDF]

Grades 3-5 FSA ELA Reading Paper-Based Training Test(Coming Soon)
Grades 6-8 FSA ELA Reading Paper-Based Training Test [PDF]
Grades 9-11 FSA ELA Reading Paper-Based Training Test [PDF]

Grades 4-5 FSA ELA Writing Paper-Based Training Test [PDF]
Grades 6-8 FSA ELA Writing Paper-Based Training Test [PDF]
Grades 9-11 FSA ELA Writing Paper-Based Training Test [PDF

Grades 3-5 FSA Reading, Language, and Listening Training Test Answer Key [PDF]
Grades 9-11 FSA Reading, Language, and Listening Training Test Answer Key [PDF]
Grades 6-8 FSA Reading, Language, and Listening Training Test Answer Key [PDF]

FSA EOC Mathematics Training Test Answer Key [PDF]
Grades 3-4 FSA Mathematics Training Test Answer Key [PDF]
Grades 5-6 FSA Mathematics Training Test Answer Key [PDF]
Grades 7-8 FSA Mathematics Training Test Answer Key [PDF]

Training Test User Guide [PDF]
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Grade 3-11 PARCC READING REALESED TEST

Grade 3-11 PARCC READING REALESED TEST | Grades 3-11 PARCC Reading Test Printable PDF

Grade 3-11 PARCC Reading released test with reading comprehension assessment questions and answers keys. Use the Common Core released ELA READING test and student study guides, students reading test answer samples, and free teacher resources below to prepare students for the 2016 Common Core reading ELA test.


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

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

Grade 9 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 9 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 9 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 9 ELA - Literary Text Set - Item Set
Grade 9 ELA - M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 9 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 9 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 9 ELA - Paired Text Set - Item Set
Grade 9 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 9 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 9 ELA - S/M Informational Text Set - Item Set

Grade 8 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 8 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 8 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 8 ELA - Literary Text Set - Item Set
Grade 8 ELA - M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 8 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 8 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 8 ELA - Paired Text Set - Item Set
Grade 8 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 8 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 8 ELA - S/M Informational Text Set - Item Set

Grade 7 Released Test Item Guide Arts/Literacy Released Test Items:
Grade 7 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 7 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 7 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 7 ELA - Literary Text Set - Item Set
Grade 7 ELA - M/L Informational Set - Item Set
Grade 7 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 7 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 7 ELA - Paired Text Set - Item Set
Grade 7 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 7 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 7 ELA - S/M Informational Text Set - Item Set

Grade 6 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 6 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 6 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 6 ELA - Literary Text Set - Item Set
Grade 6 ELA - M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 6 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 6 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 6 ELA - Paired Text Set - Item Set
Grade 6 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 6 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 6 ELA - S/M Informational Text Set - Item Set

Grade 5 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 5 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 5 ELA - M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 5 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 5 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 5 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 5 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 5 ELA - S/M Literary Text Set - Item Set

Grade 3 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 3 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 3 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 3 ELA - M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set
Grade 3 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 3 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 3 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 3 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 3 ELA - S/M Literary Text Set - Item Set



Grade 4 ELA - Conventions - Sample Student Responses
Grade 4 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Item Set
Grade 4 ELA - Literary Analysis Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 4 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Item Set
Grade 4 ELA - Narrative Writing Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 4 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Item Set
Grade 4 ELA - Research Simulation Task - Sample Student Responses
Grade 4 ELA - S/M Literary Text Set - Item Set
Grade 4 ELA -M/L Informational Text Set - Item Set

2015 Grade 3 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (1.64 MB)
2015 Grade 4 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (1.71 MB)
2015 Grade 5 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (2.14 MB)
2015 Grade 6 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (1.75 MB)
2015 Grade 7 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (4.34 MB)
2015 Grade 8 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (2.06 MB)
2015 Grade 3 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.78 MB)
2015 Grade 4 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.53 MB)
2015 Grade 5 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.47 MB)
2015 Grade 6 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.64 MB)
2015 Grade 7 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.47 MB)
2015 Grade 8 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.8 MB)

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Grade 3-11 PARCC READING REALESED TEST

Grade 3-11 PARCC READING REALESED TEST | Grades 3-11 PARCC Reading Test Printable PDF  

Grade 3-11 PARCC Reading released test with reading
comprehension assessment questions and answers keys. Use the Common Core released ELA READING test and student study guides, students reading test answer samples, and free teacher resources below to prepare students for the 2016 Common Core reading ELA test.


2015 Grade 3 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (1.64 MB)
2015 Grade 4 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (1.71 MB)
2015 Grade 5 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (2.14 MB)
2015 Grade 6 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (1.75 MB)
2015 Grade 7 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (4.34 MB)
2015 Grade 8 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (2.06 MB)
2015 Grade 3 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.78 MB)
2015 Grade 4 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.53 MB)
2015 Grade 5 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.47 MB)
2015 Grade 6 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.64 MB)
2015 Grade 7 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.47 MB)
2015 Grade 8 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.8 MB)
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.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions Anchor Charts

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Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions is the process of reading, analyzing clues, and making supported predictions.  

Deriving a logical or supported conclusion from premises known or
assumed to be true is a skill that is learned over time and dependent on an in-depth knowledge of cognitive skills and literary language exposure. Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences can make up 25-40% of CCSS PARCC Smarter Balanced reading Comprehension questions. DOK 3 reading comprehension questions that are based on Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions are the hardest foundational skills-reading to teach and students to acquire. 

The "Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions Cognitive Complexity Anchor Chart:" is a reference for students and teachers on DOK complexity levels, reading comprehension strategies, cognitive and literary elements concepts connections, signal words and different skills and strategies to answering Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions reading questions.

[PDF]Lesson on Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences
Lesson on Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences. Pat Holliday, National Board Certified Teacher, Third Grade. North Topsail Elementary School, ...

[PDF]Read:OutLoud Reading Strategies - Inference
drawing conclusions in response to what they are reading. When readers infer ... After completing the Inference lesson set, learners will be able to: ....

[PDF]Strategies for Inferencing: 5th Grade PDF
Inference "read between the lines”. A good strategy for making inferences is It Says. ... Directions: inferences involve drawing conclusions and making judgments based on facts.

[PDF]Inferencing Mini Lesson .pdf
Robeson County, North CarolinaMaking inferences involves using personal experience or background knowledge ... provided in the text to form an idea. Drawing conclusions. Plot, theme,.

[PDF]FOCUS on Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences
In FOCUS on Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences,. Book B, you will ... questions, and sample answer choices on the Lesson Preview pages. Then you ...

[PDF]Drawing Conclusions - Scholastic
Scholastic Corporationis a reader's facility at making inferences and drawing conclusions, ... to help students review what they have learned about making inferences. ... Mini-Lesson.

[PDF]CHAPTER 10 Inference - Pearson
Pearson EducationInferences are implied through clues that lead the reader to make assumptions anddraw conclusions. For example, instead of making a direct statement, “These ...

[PDF]Instructional Focus Lesson Plan
Polk County School DistrictMaking inferences involves using personal experience/background ... Thus, the student will have to use reasoning skills to predict outcomes and draw some logical ... What information from the text supports the conclusion that ______?

[PDF]Lesson Plan Match It Up! Lesson Plan Making Inferences ...
This lesson uses poetry as the text to teach cause and effect. Day 3-6. Lesson Plan. Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions.

[PDF]Unit of Study: Making Inferences
Anchor Lesson: 11 Inferring with poems. Pre-assessment .... Anchor Lesson: 12Inferring about characters ...... Begin reading the article and draw conclusions asSupport Materials for Core Content for Assessment

Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions Anchor Chart:


Saturday, December 12, 2015

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


The reason why students fail the PARCC
Reading Assesment is a failure in teaching and learning key reading concepts, vocabulary, and literary elements! First, we as educators and parents need to help our students build a comprehensive and lasting understanding of 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)

Grade 3 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 3 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 4 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 4 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 5 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 5 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 6 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 6 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 7 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 7 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 8 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 8 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 9 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 9 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 10 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 10 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 11 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 11 PARCC Reading released test

** 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


2015 Grade 3 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (1.64 MB)
2015 Grade 4 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (1.71 MB)
2015 Grade 5 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (2.14 MB)
2015 Grade 6 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (1.75 MB)
2015 Grade 7 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (4.34 MB)
2015 Grade 8 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (2.06 MB)
2015 Grade 3 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.78 MB)
2015 Grade 4 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.53 MB)
2015 Grade 5 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.47 MB)
2015 Grade 6 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.64 MB)
2015 Grade 7 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.47 MB)
2015 Grade 8 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.8 MB)

2015 Grade 3 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (1.64 MB)
2015 Grade 4 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (1.71 MB)
2015 Grade 5 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (2.14 MB)
2015 Grade 6 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (1.75 MB)
2015 Grade 7 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (4.34 MB)
2015 Grade 8 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (2.06 MB)
2015 Grade 3 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.78 MB)
2015 Grade 4 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.53 MB)
2015 Grade 5 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.47 MB)
2015 Grade 6 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.64 MB)
2015 Grade 7 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.47 MB)
2015 Grade 8 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.8 MB)

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.