ERIC Number: ED466935
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Washington Assessment of Student Learning Test Specifications: Grade 7 Reading.
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
This document outlines the test and item specifications for the Washington Assessment of Student Learning for seventh grade reading. It notes the purpose of this test is to measure Washington seventh grade students' level of proficiency in the Essential Academic Learning Requirements in reading, and that 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 selection and distribution of reading passages and test items. A reading test map includes a listing of text types/ strands; number of reading selections; and numbers of words per passage. The document describes test and item scoring and outlines some general considerations. An addendum describes the scoring of open-ended items. The items specifications explain 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, synthesize, 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 7, Junior High Schools, 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