Performance Based Assessment Practice Test (Algebra II)

A full-length practice test like this one, especially one that includes a number of open response questions, is a phenomenal tool in a class as rigorous as algebra 2. Here the learners can really get that hands-on experience wrestling with the open-ended response problems, along with the tricks for maximizing score potential. Whether it's given as a whole in a test-prep setting, or broken up into concept-based lessons, these problems do a great job of helping keep material focused and aligned with assessment and students sharp on the testing front.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use individual or a group of problems as warm-ups or exit tickets
  • Offers great practice for timed problem-solving 
  • Follow open-ended responses with a presentation on different responses vs. rubric and how to maximize score potential
Classroom Considerations

  • Be sure to monitor non-calculator vs. calculator sections so learners don't confuse them
  • Answer keys and rubrics not included in assessment, but links listed to those and other resources (Spanish language practice test, online practice test, etc.) are available in the materials tab
Pros

  • Valuable released-item practice for instructional support
  • Clear open-response rubrics to help students understand grading expectations
Cons

  • No leveled examples for open-response problems