Grade 4

Session 1

Session 2

Session 3

Reading

(4-6 passages,

informational and literary)

28 MCs

Standards 1, 2, and 3

Listening/Writing

(1 short literary passage)

2 SRs (1 graphic organizer)

1 ER

Standard 2

 

Reading/Writing

(2 linked passages, literary

or informational)

3 SRs

1 ER

Standard 3

Independent Writing Prompt

(linked thematically with Listening/Writing section )

1 ER (WP)

Standard 2

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MC = multiple-choice item

SR = short-response item

ER = extended-response item

WP = writing prompt

 

 

Grade 8

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Session 1

Session 2

Reading

(4-6 passages, informational and literary)

25 MCs

 

Standards 1, 2, and 3

Reading/Writing

(2 linked passages, literary or

informational)

3 SRs

1 ER

Standard 3

 

Listening/Writing

(1 short informational passage or

2 short linked passages)

3 SRs

1ER

Standard 1

 

Independent Writing Prompt

(linked thematically w/reading)

1 ER (WP)

 

Standard 1

 

MC = multiple-choice item

SR = short-response item

ER = extended-response item

WP = writing prompt