This English Language Arts Examination: August 2017 assessment also includes:
Reading and comprehending a poem is a lot different than doing the same for a piece of fiction or an informational text. As part of a sample English language arts examination, readers put their skills to the test by reading passages in all three genres. In addition, the assessment, which is part of a larger set of standardized tests, includes two writing portions: a source-based argument and a text analysis response.
- Have writers compare their responses to the sample essays to see where they think they fall based on the rubric
- Allow learners to take the test in pairs or small groups and collaboratively respond to the questions
- The conversion chart determines whether test-takers meet expectations
- Uses high-interest topics, such as self-driving cars, to make content more engaging
- Shorter text lengths make it easier to read and analyze the pieces
- Provides answers to multiple choice questions, but does not offer rationales to support the answer choices