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Reading Mathematics Science

Grade  

Year  

2011 Reading Assessment

Grade 3

 

The third grade 2011 Reading Assessment consisted of

  • 1 literary passage,
  • 2 informational passages,
  • 3 stand alone items

The content strands covered consisted of

  • 2 literary strands: Literary Comprehension (LC) and Literary Analysis (LA)
  • 2 informational strands: Informational Comprehension (IC) and Informational Analysis (IA)

There were 25 multiple choice items (1 point), 1 completion item (1 point) and 4 short answer items (2 points) for a total of 34 points.

Informational Text

Item Description

Item Type **

Cognitive
Complexity ***

State
Performance +

Read the sentence. (Sentence) What is the meaning of the word (word) in the sentence?

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

87.6%

Read the table below. According to the table, (information from the table)?

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

94.1%

(Person) is writing a report about (topic). Which of these would be the best source of information for his paper?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

66.6%

Which of these sources would be best resource?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

61.2%

Read the chart below. Fill in one major idea from the selection that belongs in the empty box.

CI

Cognative Complexity 2

0.75

According to the selection, what will happen when (topic) (action)?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

84.1%

Read the chart below. Fill in one detail from the text that supports the main idea.

CI

Cognative Complexity 2

0.61

According to (section), what will happen after (event)?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

65.4%

(Character) may want to tell others to (action) after reading the (section).

SA

Cognative Complexity 3

1.50

What is the meaning of the phrase (phrase) in the (section)?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

74.4%

Who would find the information in the selection most useful?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

69.9%

The author’s purpose for writing the selection may have been to (author's purpose). Use two details from the selection that support this purpose.

SA

Cognative Complexity 3

1.10

What can the reader infer from (paragraph #) of the selection?

MC

Cognative Complexity 3

47.8%

What is the meaning of the phrase (phrase) in (paragraph #) of the selection?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

51.1%

What is the main idea of (paragraph #) in the selection?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

64.6%

Based on information in the selection, what would most likely have happened if (event)?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

58.6%

Based on the selection, how are (topic) and (another topic) alike?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

78.2%

 

Literary Text

Item Description

Item Type **

Cognitive
Complexity ***

State
Performance +

How might this story be useful to someone who wants to (action)?

MC

Cognative Complexity 3

89.2%

What are two ways that (character) and (another character) are alike? Include information from the story in your answer.

SA

Cognative Complexity 3

1.22

Which sentence best explains why (event) happens?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

79.6%

According to the story, which event happens last?

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

81.9%

Which sentence is the best summary of the story?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

66.4%

According to the story, which word best describes (character)?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

88.3%

Based on the poem, which word best describes (character)?

MC

Cognative Complexity 3

85.9%

Another title for the poem might be (“title”). Provide two details from the poem that support this title.

SA

Cognative Complexity 2

1.07

What is the meaning of the word (word) as it is used in (line #) of the poem?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

81.0%

What is the main idea of the selection?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

76.9%

What is the author's purpose for writing the selection?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

50.8%

How is the speaker different from (character) in the poem?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

72.8%

What happens right before the (event) in the poem?

MC

Cognative Complexity 3

68.4%

 


* Text Description
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** Item Type

  MC: Multiple Choice item
        (1 point)
  CI: Completion item
        (1 point)
  SA: Short Answer item
        (2 points)

 

*** Cognitive Complexity
Levels
Cognitive Complexity Comparison 1 = Recall
Cognitive Complexity Comparison 2 = Basic Application of Skill/Concept
Cognitive Complexity Comparison 3 = Strategic Thinking
Cognitive Complexity Comparison 4 = Extended Thinking
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+ State Performance
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