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ELA 8 Exams. April 17, 18, & 19, 2012. www.wired.com Image: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Little Changes. A little longer than last year… A little more difficult than last year… Grammar, spelling, and mechanics count on the essays!. Extended Response Scoring. Meaning

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Ela 8 exams

ELA 8 Exams

April 17, 18, & 19, 2012


Ela 8 exams

www.wired.com

Image: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy


Little changes

Little Changes

  • A little longer than last year…

  • A little more difficult than last year…

  • Grammar, spelling, and mechanics count on the essays!


Extended response scoring

Extended Response Scoring

  • Meaning

  • Development

  • Organization

  • Language Use

  • Writing Mechanics


Overall scores

Overall Scores

  • 1 – below basic standards

  • 2 – meets basic standards

  • 3 – meets proficiency standards

  • 4 – exceeds proficiency standards


Three books three parts

Three Books,Three Parts

  • Book 1: Tuesday, April 17

  • Book 2: Wednesday, April 18

  • Book 3: Thursday, April 19


Book 1 tuesday april 17

Book 1Tuesday, April 17

  • 70 minutes

  • 7 passages (fiction and nonfiction)

  • 39 multiple choice questions


Book 2 wednesday april 18

Book 2Wednesday, April 18

  • 60 minutes

  • 1 listening selection (literary)

  • 5 multiple choice listening questions

  • 3 short response listening questions

  • 1 extended response listening question (short essay)

  • 2 reading passages (fiction and nonfiction)

  • 13 multiple choice reading questions


Book 3 thursday april 19

Book 3Thursday, April 19

  • 50 minutes

  • 2 paired passages (informational)

  • 4 short response questions

  • 1 extended response question (essay)


What have we done so far

What have we done so far?

  • Reading comprehension practice

  • Listening passages

  • Short response questions

  • Multiple choice questions


What about paired passages

What about “paired passages”?

  • We’ve done that with comparing and contrasting

  • The Contender essays included paired passages

  • We will do some direct practice with paired passages today


To summarize

To summarize…

  • April 17, 18, and 19

  • A bit more to do and a bit more challenging

  • We’ve really been preparing all year

  • Don’t Panic! You’ll be fine.


Questions or comments

Questions or Comments?


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