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Reading: Grade 3

 

Grade  

Year  

Reading Writing Mathematics Science

The third grade 2012 Reading Assessment consisted of

  • 2 literary passages,
  • 2 informational passages,
  • 3 stand alone items

The content strands covered consisted of

  • 2 literary strands: Literary Comprehension (LC) and Literary Analysis (LA)
  • 2 informational strands: Informational Comprehension (IC) and Informational Analysis (IA)

There were 24 multiple choice items (1 point), 2 completion items (1 point) and 4 short answer items (2 points) for a total of 34 points.

Item Description

Item Type **

Cognitive
Complexity ***

State
Performance +

Analysis; Informational text

(Person) is using (text feature). What will s/he most likely do with this (text feature)?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

76.8%

Read the (text feature) below. According to the (text feature), where would (person) find information about (topic)?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

93.4%

Which of these sources would be best for (person) to use with (topic) ?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

59.3%

According to the selection, what will happen when (person) (action)?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

83.4%

After reading this selection, (person) may want to tell others to (action). Support this statement with two details from the selection.

SA

Cognative Complexity 3

1.5

What is the purpose of including (text feature) in paragraph (#)?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

64.5%

If you wanted to learn more about (topic) mentioned in paragraph (#), which book would be the best source of information?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

76.6%

What is most likely the author’s purpose for writing the selection?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

85.6%

What do you think would most likely happen if more people read this selection and learned about (topic)?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

64.5%

Analysis; Literary text

According to the story, which word best describes (character)?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

83.1%

Explain why (character) (action). Use two details from the story in your answer.

SA

Cognative Complexity 3

1.5

How are (character) and (character) alike in the story?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

64.4%

Based on the poem, which word best describes (character)?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

82.5%

What is the poet’s purpose for writing the poem?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

48.4%

How is (character) different from (character) in the poem?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

71.2%

Comprehension; Informational text

Read the chart below. Fill in one major idea from the selection that belongs in the empty box.

CI

Cognative Complexity 2

0.7

Read the chart below. Fill in one detail from the text that belongs in the empty box.

CI

Cognative Complexity 2

0.6

According to (section), what will (person) do after (action)?

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

63.9%

What is the meaning of (phrase) in (section)?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

72.5%

Which word could the author have used in paragraph (#) instead of (word)?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

74.5%

In the selection, (character) could be described as (adjective). Include two details from the selection to support this statement.

SA

Cognative Complexity 3

0.9

Read the summary statement below. Which detail best supports the summary statement?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

43.0%

Comprehension; Literary text

Read the sentence below. (Sentence). What does (word) mean as it is used in the sentence?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

91.5%

Based on information in the story, why do you think (character) (action)?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

68.3%

According to the story, after (action), what does (character) do next?

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

62.7%

Which sentence best states the theme of the story?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

67.2%

Another title for the poem might be "Title." Provide two details from the poem that support this title.

SA

Cognative Complexity 3

1.0

What is the meaning of (word) as it is used in line (#) of the poem?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

80.3%

What is the main idea of the poem?

MC

Cognative Complexity 2

76.3%

What happens right before (action) in the poem?

MC

Cognative Complexity 1

67.2%

 


* Text Description
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** Item Type

  MC: Multiple Choice item
        (1 point)
  CI: Completion item
        (1 point)
  SA: Short Answer item
        (2 points)

 

*** Cognitive Complexity
Levels
Cognitive Complexity Comparison 1 = Recall
Cognitive Complexity Comparison 2 = Basic Application of Skill/Concept
Cognitive Complexity Comparison 3 = Strategic Thinking
Cognitive Complexity Comparison 4 = Extended Thinking
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+ State Performance
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