Support Assessment for Learning

Our content experts designed Testlets to help teachers quickly gauge students' understanding of key concepts and skills that have a major emphasis in the Common Core standards. Testlets support formative assessment practices and provide a snapshot of student performance within clusters and domains. Educators may administer Testlets frequently—without having to create an assessment from scratch—to quickly analyze results and better direct both individual and small-group instruction.

  • Reading Testlets are passage-based—either literary or informational—and ask students to compare and contrast two passages. Each form covers the three reading anchor standards: key ideas and details, craft and structure, and integration of knowledge and ideas.
  • Math Testlets each cover one cluster of standards; each cluster has major emphasis in the Common Core standards. Math Testlets include three selected-response and three short-answer items, and one constructed-response item.

Why use Testlets?

Testlets were uniquely developed "from the ground up" to support Common Core transition. Get a snapshot of how students are progressing on particular sets of standards and gain valuable insight into how to focus instruction.

Using Testlets, you can:

  • Quickly assess a target group of standards in grades 3 through 8 and high school.
  • Address a range of cognitive complexity in a short form; Testlet items are coded by Depth of Knowledge.
  • Deliver assessments in paper-and-pencil format or online.
  • Use class time efficiently; each Testlets can be completed in 20 to 30 minutes.


Bookmark and Share

Prepare for the Common Core with assessment experts.
Contact Measured Progress
Contact Sales
Download our Common Core Brochure