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CoAlt - Science and Social Studies Items

Released Items

These items may be used to help familiarize test examiners and students with the new assessment format.

Selected Response – These are items in which students are presented with three answer choices, one of which is correct. Students are asked to select the correct answer. Selected-response items are designed to assess the highest level of content knowledge and cognitive complexity that can be appropriately measured through this type of item and is appropriate for the Extended Evidence Outcome.

 

Social Studies Science
 2013 Social Studies Grade 4 Geographic Features 2013 Science Grade 5 Plant Structures
 2013 Social Studies Grade 4 Goods and Services 2013 Science Grade 5 Earth Surface
 2013 Social Studies Grade 4 Mining Tools 2013 Science Grade 8 Human Life Cycle
 2013 Social Studies Grade 7 Research 2013 Science Grade 8 Energy Types
 2013 Social Studies Grade 7 Settlement 2013 Science Grade 8 Space Travel
 2013 Social Studies High School Citizenship 2013 Science High School Nutrition
 2014 Social Studies High School Goods and Services 2014 Science High School Climate
 2014 Social Studies High School Timeline 2014 Science High School Body Systems

 

Supported Performance Tasks – These are items in which students manipulate option cards in order to respond to three related prompts for each item. Students use the option cards to complete a chart or graphic. Supported Performance Tasks are designed to assess the highest level of content knowledge and cognitive complexity that can be appropriately measured through this type of item and is appropriate for the Extended Evidence Outcome. The items allow for  responses that can be provided in approximately five-ten minutes or less.

Social Studies Science
 2013 Social Studies Grade 4 Government2013 Science Grade 5 Weather Conditions
  2013 Social Studies Grade 7 Library2013 Science Grade 5 Healthy Food Choices
  2013 Social Studies Grade 7 Consequences2013 Science Grade 8 Solar System
 2014 Social Studies High School Budget
2014 Science High School Chemical Compound

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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