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Many states have released test items with scoring guides. These are outstanding resources for parents, teachers, and students to use in gaining an understanding of assessment expectations.
Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)
- AIMS Released Items - AIMS Sample Tests
California - Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR)
- STAR Program Resources - Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)FCAT Sample Items Page
Florida - Student Assessment Services Section (SASS)
- Florida Writing Assessment Program - FLORIDA WRITES! Home Page - Interactive ISAT Sample Items Grade level tests in each area taken online and scored!
Illinois Standards Achievement Test
Louisana Dept of Education - Released Test Items
- Sample Test Questions - Teachers' Guides to Statewide Assessment - LEAP 21 Tutoring (4th Grade English Language Arts & Math Lessons to download) - ODE Sample Tests (current and previous years are available)
Ohio Department of Education - Proficiency Tests Downloads Web versions of the fourth and sixth-grade proficiency tests are now available on this site.
Oregon Department of Education - Office of Assessment & Evaluation
- Practice Scoring Home Page (OPEN) - MEA Released Items and Scoring Rubrics This online application provides an opportunity to score student state assessment papers and receive feedback on their scoring accuracy.
Maine Educational Assessment
- Maine Assessment Portfolio (MAP) - Task Bank
Maryland School Performance Assessment Program (MSPAP) Public Release Tasks
Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) Test Items
- MCAS Sample Student Work and Scoring Guides -
Missouri Assessment Program (MAP)
- MAP Released Items - Performance-Based Assessments Books - MAP Released Items and Other Resources - Assessment Handbooks (with released items) |670|&a_and_tNav=|
Pennsylvania System of School Assessment (PSSA) - Assessment and Testing
Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Performance Based Assessments
- Missouri also has developed MAP packets to download. "Each packet contains three types of activities: performance events, performance tasks, and modules." - Make sure you check both of the following areas for many outstanding assessments - First and Second Edition - Third Edition - MAP Constructed Response Items - MAP Performance-Based Assessment Notebooks
Developing Educational Standards (formally at Putnam Valley (NY) Central Schools)
A HUGE directory of standards resources listed by: State, Subject area, US Government, Other Nations, as well as other resources. This is the best site I have found for accessing educational frameworks and curriculum standards in the US as well as around the world. Putnam Valley has organized extensive links and updates regularly. If you want to learn about assessments this is the place to go!!!
A great resource for teachers with standards & strategies. PLANright PLANright is a FREE online lesson plan documentation tool for teachers in Florida.
National Assessment of Educational Progress Home
Since 1969, the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as "the Nation's Report Card," has assessed the academic performance of fourth, eighth, and twelfth graders in a range of subjects.
Framework for Higher Achievement (Orange County Public Schools, Florida)
Assessment: Elementary Writing: Florida Writes OCPS Framework for Highter Learning
Florida Writes! is a performance test given in January to all public school students in grades 4, 8, and 10 throughout the state of Florida. The test measures expository and narrative writing for fourth graders, persuasive and expository writing for eighth and tenth graders. A rubric, a description of writing standards, is used to determine scores from 0 to 6. Students are given 45 minutes in which to plan, write, and edit a draft paper. All work is done individually. Modifications are made for students with special needs as provided for in their Individualized Educational Plans (IEP). Students are provided with three things when the test begins: a folder containing two lined sheets on which to write the essay, a blank sheet for prewriting and planning, and the test prompt
Assessment: Language Arts
RBA - Required Benchmark Assessments
Campbell County School District Curriculum Department in Gillette, Wyoming provides rubrics posted by subject and grade level. The math rubrics were especially good with separate resources for each problem solving strategy. A valuable resource!
Classroom Connections Resource Materials
All of the resources used during training sessions to help teachers develop ways to align Pennsylvania's new academic standards are now available on the web. Extensive materials for Reading, Writing, and Math.
Mid-continent Regional Educational Laboratory - A Compendium of Standards and Benchmarks for K-12 Education based on work sponsored by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Department of Education, US Government.
Council of Chief State School Officers
The council of Chief State School Officers is a nation wide, nonprofit organization composed of public officials who lead the departments responsible for elementary and secondary education. In representing the chief education officers, CCSSO works on behalf of the state agencies that serve pre K-12 students throughout the nation.
The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) is an advocacy organization working to end the abuses, misuses and flaws of standardized testing and ensure that evaluation of students and workers is fair, open, and educationally sound.
Goal Line & Standards Work
A web site offering education reform news, information, and important resources, including academic standards and links to other important sites.
Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) Test Tips
NWREL's Assessment and Evaluation Program
OCPS Framework for Higher Achievement
Florida - Orange County Public Schools' benchmarks of achievement organized by subject - the essential concepts, processes and content that all students should know and be able to do at the end of each grade.
Standards Based Curriculum Unit Lesson Plans from Poudre School District, CO
Outstanding unit lessons organized by subject areas and then grade level. Once you are at the grade level you can choose a lesson plan. It will take you to an abstract of that lesson and all the activities included in that lesson. If you like what you see and would like to see the entire lesson - simply click "Download Unit". Lessons are formatted in ClarisWorks 4.0.
WASL (Washington Assessment of Student Learning)
Mothers Against WASL