Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 3 ELA/Literacy)

This Performance-Based Assessment Practice Test (Grade 3 ELA/Literacy) assessment also includes:

Monitor your third graders' progress with the Common Core ELA standards with this practice assessment. Provided with collection of three narrative reading passages, children must answer a series of evidence-based multiple choice questions and produce two essays as they demonstrate their reading comprehension and writing skills.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use these practice assessments to teach children different test-taking strategies
  • Correct the test as a class, and have children explain the reasoning behind the answers they chose
  • Create sample essay answers for the class to look at as a group, before having children self-assess their own writing
Classroom Considerations

  • If computers are not available in your classroom, schedule time in the computer lab for students to take the online version of the assessment
  • The online and paper versions of the assessments include the same reading passages, but slightly different questions
  • A large-print version of the assessment is available for students with vision impairments, but your printer may or may not be able to produce documents this size
Pros

  • A computer-based version of the practice test is available in addition to the printable copy
  • Included with the practice assessment is an answer key
  • A generic rubric is offered for assessing the growth of third graders
Cons

  • None