End-of-Year Practice Test (Grade 9 ELA/Literacy)

What better way to prepare your class for Common Core testing than with a practice test? The practice test includes several reading passages, both literary and informational, and learners respond to multiple choice questions about these texts. An online version of the test is also provided.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Take a day or two in the computer lab to fully explore the online version and get all the questions out about navigating an online assessment
  • Set aside time to teach test-taking strategies and discuss the questions and answers on this exam
Classroom Considerations

  • Depending on your printing setup, it may be difficult to print the large-print version included in the materials
  • Note that some questions take on a different format in the online version; for example, pupils may be asked to drag and drop passages into a chart
  • Learners will see their scores for the easily graded questions after completing the online version; this does not show answers, just scores
Pros

  • Both the online and paper tests are paired with answer keys that clearly show the relationship between each question and certain Common Core standards
  • The online version is a powerful tool for supporting your pupils as they prepare to take online tests
Cons

  • None