ERIC Number: ED455307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
PSSA Released Reading Items, 2000-2001. The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Curriculum and Academic Services.
This document contains materials directly related to the actual reading test of the Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA), including the reading rubric, released passages, selected-response questions with answer keys, performance tasks, and scored samples of students' responses to the tasks. All of these items may be duplicated to provide training tools for teachers and practice materials for students. Teachers may use any of the items as a model for developing their own related, selected-response questions and performance tasks for classroom use. For grade 5, two passages are presented: the "Mysterious Loch Ness Monster" informational passage and "The Big Race" narrative passage. For grade 8, the informational passages presented are "Everything You Don't Want in a Game" and "Thomas Alva Edison: The Man Who Invented the 20th Century." For each of these passages, selected response questions and constructed response questions and answer examples are presented. (SLD)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading Achievement, Reading Tests, Scoring, State Programs, Test Construction, Test Items, Testing Programs
Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Evaluation and Reports, 333 Market St., Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333. Tel: 717-787-4234.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Curriculum and Academic Services.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania