New York State Testing Program
Grade 8 English Language Arts
May 2001 Operational Test
Learning Standard/Subskill Classifications

NY STATE ITEM #

NY STATE LEARNING STANDARD

SUBSKILL

1           

1

Understand stated information

2           

1

Make basic inferences

3           

1

Understand stated information

4           

1

Make basic inferences

5           

1

Use text to understand vocabulary

6           

1

Draw conclusions and make inferences

7           

1

Draw conclusions and make inferences

8           

2

Interpret characters

9           

2

Interpret characters

10        

2

Interpret plot

11        

2

Make predictions

12        

1

Use text to understand vocabulary

13        

3

Use critical analysis to evaluate ideas

14        

1

Identify main idea

15        

1

Draw conclusions and make inferences

16        

1

Compare and contrast information

17        

1

Read and interpret directions

18        

1

Read and interpret directions

19        

2

Determine use of a literary device

20        

2

Identify author’s point of view

21        

3

Use critical analysis to recognize point of view

22        

1

Draw conclusions and make inferences

23        

1

Categorize information

24        

1

Use text to understand vocabulary

25        

3

Use critical analysis to evaluate information