Comprehensive English Examination: August 2014

Just like with any skill, test-taking aptitude improves with practice. Learners complete the handout, answering reading comprehension questions and engaging in timed writing exercises. The test includes multiple-choice and constructed response items, as well as one essay question.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have scholars work in small groups to peer edit each other's essay responses
Classroom Considerations

  • Writers must be familiar with literary elements or techniques to successfully complete the essay
  • Includes a listening component, so make accommodations for students with impaired hearing

  • Contains a variety of question types for enhanced practice
  • Includes a comprehensive scoring key with anchor papers