Comprehensive English Examination: June 2014

Learners take their first step toward mastering test-taking by answering questions based on listening and reading comprehension. In addition to multiple choice questions, the examination includes two short-answer items and one essay. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Model a think-aloud while reading one of the passages to the class to demonstrate active reading
  • Provide graphic organizers for organizing both reading and writing
Classroom Considerations

  • Students with impaired hearing may require accommodations for the listening section 
  • Writers should be familiar with literary elements or techniques to complete the short-response questions
Pros

  • Includes anchor papers to help with scoring
  • Questions cover a variety of Common Core standards
Cons