Convenient and Useful Classroom Assessments

Measured Progress COMMON CORE Testlets provide a snapshot of student progression on a particular set of reading or math standards and support formative assessment practices.

  • Administer Testlets frequently to quickly analyze results and direct both individual and small-group instruction.
  • Receive immediate feedback on a set of skills without having to create an assessment from scratch.
  • Formative Support Tools included with Testlets help engage students and teachers in the formative assessment process.

Reading Testlets

  • Cover the 3 reading anchor standards: key ideas and details, craft and structure, and integration of knowledge and ideas.
  • Include 6 selected-response items and 1 constructed-response item.

Math Testlets

  • Cover 1 cluster of standards; each cluster has major emphasis in the Common Core standards.
  • Include 3 selected-response and 3 short-answer items, and 1 constructed-response item.

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Using Testlets, you can:

  • Quickly assess a target group of standards in grades 3–high school.
  • Address a range of cognitive complexity in a short form.
  • Deliver assessments in paper-and-pencil format or in an online platform.
  • Use class time efficiently; each Testlet can be completed in 20 to 30 minutes.

What else supports Testlets administration?

  • Blueprints: Identifies a Testlet’s design, item types, DOK levels and anchor and target standards.
  • Distractor Rationales and Scoring Guides: Help teachers uncover student misconceptions. Rubrics, sample responses, and scoring notes illustrate the level of rigor required by each constructed-response item and help teachers score these items consistently.
  • Formative Support Tools: Empower students to take ownership of their learning by engaging them deeply in the formative feedback loop with these tools.
    • You can use the guides and templates included with each set of Testlets to share learning targets, analyze student responses, and provide formative feedback.
    • Students can use their own set of tools to clarify learning expectations, provide and receive feedback on their instructional needs, identify learning goals, and monitor their progress.
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