COMMON CORE Testlets
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 as frequently as they like—without having to create an assessment from scratch—to quickly analyze results and target both individual and small-group instruction.
Why use Testlets?
Testlets were 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:
- Give 10-point quizzes that cover key Common Core 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.
- 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 are organized by domain and assess standards within clusters that have a major emphasis in the Common Core.