Comprehensive English Examination: January 2014

What better way to prepare learners for academic success than to administer practice tests? With the Comprehensive Examination in English, scholars read informational and literary texts and answer listening and reading comprehension questions. The test includes multiple-choice and constructed response items as well as one essay prompt. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Read one of the passages aloud and model a think-aloud to demonstrate active reading
  • Have partners go on a scavenger hunt to identify literary elements within a short story or poem
Classroom Considerations

  • Contains a listening portion, which may impact those with impaired hearing 
  • Assumes knowledge of literary elements and/or techniques
Pros

  • Test questions address many Common Core standards
  • Includes a thorough scoring key with a variety of anchor papers
Cons