New York State Testing Program
Grade 4 English Language Arts
Operational Test, February 2001
Learning Standard/Subskill Classification

Test Item #

NY State Learning Standard

Subskill

1

2

Use evidence from story to describe characters

2

2

Draw conclusions about characters

3

2

Draw conclusions about characters

4

2

Use evidence from story to identify characters

5

3

Use critical analysis to evaluate ideas based on prior knowledge/personal experience

6

2

Draw conclusions about characters and events

7

2

Use evidence from story to identify characters

8

2

Draw conclusions about characters

9

2

Use evidence from story to describe characters

10

2

Draw conclusions about characters

11

2

Make inferences regarding character motivation

12

2

Understand story events

13

2

Draw conclusions about characters

14

1

Use strategies to construct meaning

15

1

Locate information to solve a problem

16

1

Use strategies to construct meaning

17

1

Draw conclusions

18

1

Use vocabulary strategies

19

1

Identify main idea

20

1

Identify supporting details

21

1

Identify supporting details

22

3

Use critical analysis to evaluate ideas based on prior knowledge/personal experience

23

1

Use strategies to construct meaning

24

1

Use strategies to construct meaning

25

1

Use vocabulary strategies

26

1

Use vocabulary strategies

27

3

Use critical analysis to identify point of view

28

3

Recognize how language is used to persuade