New York State Testing Program
Grade 8 English Language Arts
2000 Operational Test
Learning Standard/Subskill Classifications

NY STATE ITEM #

NY STATE
LEARNING STANDARD

 

SUBSKILL

1

1

Make basic inferences

2

3

Judge text by using evaluative criteria from a literary perspective

3

1

Use text to understand vocabulary

4

1

Draw conclusions

5

1

Make predictions

6

2

Identify genre

7

1

Make predictions

8

1

Understand stated information

9

1

Understand stated information

10

3

Use critical analysis to evaluate ideas

11

1

Use text to understand vocabulary

12

1

Read and interpret directions

13

1

Understand stated information

14

1

Read and interpret directions

15

2

Interpret setting

16

2

Identify literary elements

17

2

Determine how use and meaning of literary devices convey author’s message

18

2

Identify literary elements

19

2

Identify literary elements

20

3

Recognize point of view

21

3

Recognize point of view

22

1

Use text to understand vocabulary

23

1

Draw conclusions

24

1

Understand stated information

25

1

Identify missing information