ERIC Number: ED464352
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Grade 10 English Language Arts Released Test Items: Sample Student Work Illustrating GEE 21's Achievement Levels.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.
In the school year 2000-2001 students in Grade 10 took the Graduation Exit Examination for the 21st Century (GEE 21) Language Arts and Mathematics tests for the first time. For GEE 21, student scores are reported in terms of five achievement levels: Advanced, Proficient, Basic, Approaching Basic, and Unsatisfactory. This booklet is part of a series meant to promote understanding of the knowledge and skills that students must have and the kinds of work they must produce to be successful on the GEE 21. The booklet presents student work in the English Language Arts test that was completed as part of the GEE 21 assessment. It includes examples of multiple-choice and constructed response (short answer, extended response, or essay) items, and a written composition, all of which exemplify what students scoring at specified achievement levels should know and be able to do. In the booklet, a discussion of each item highlights the knowledge and skills it is intended to measure, as well as strengths and weaknesses in the student work on the item. The booklet states that the GEE 21 English Language Arts test is composed of four parts--Writing; Using Information Resources; Reading and Responding; and Proofreading. It outlines each of the four parts and provides examples. Achievement level definitions for English Language Arts are appended. (NKA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Constructed Response, Grade 10, High Schools, Information Sources, Language Arts, Multiple Choice Tests, Public Schools, Skill Development, Student Educational Objectives, Test Items, Writing Instruction
Louisiana Dept. of Education, Division of Student Standards and Assessments, P.O. Box 94064, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064. Tel: 225-342-3406. For full text: http://www.doe.state.la.us/DOE/asps/home.asp.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge.