ERIC Number: ED466909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Test Specifications for the Washington Assessment of Student Learning: Grade 4 Reading.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
This document lists the test and item specifications for the Washington Assessment of Student Learning for fourth grade reading. The test section of the document explains that the purpose of this test is to measure Washington fourth grade students' level of proficiency in the Essential Academic Learning Requirements in reading. The reading test contains literary, informational, and task-oriented reading selections. The document lists strands and learning targets such as: reading for literary experience; and reading to learn new information and to perform tasks. It explains the content organization of the test, such as the characteristics of reading passages and the characteristics of test items. In addition, it explains the distribution of reading selections, test items, and score points. An addendum describes the scoring of open-ended items. The items specifications section explains that the test items were developed to ask students to demonstrate that they can comprehend important ideas and details in a text and that they can analyze, interpret, and think critically about a text. The document lists short answer and extended response item rules, and includes examples of learning targets, stimulus attributes, and item descriptions. (PM)
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Grade 4, Intermediate Grades, Reading Comprehension, Reading Skills, Reading Tests, Scoring, Test Content, Test Items
For full text: http://www.k12.wa.us/CurriculumInstruct/reading/.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Washington Assessment of Student Learning