Over the past few months I have had the pleasure of working with a team of writers to develop ELA Common Core-based assessments for Edulastic. The team has a mix of both classroom and professional item development experience with outfits such as Measurement, Inc., CTB/McGraw-Hill, and the American Institutes for Research.
We are creating a pool of items that will include traditional multiple choice (selected response) and constructed response items, but you will also find Evidenced-Based Selected Response, Multiple Selected Response, Matching, Drop Down, Drag and Drop, and other Technology-Enhanced item types. You will also find Performance Tasks.
The stimuli that the items are written to will include the breadth of the Common Core State Standards. So, you will see modern literature, Shakespeare, seminal U.S. documents and speeches, multimedia presentations, and informational articles from leading periodicals.
Our first wave of assessments will focus on Grades 6-12, but work is now underway on creating a pool of Grade 3-5 assessments. So stay tuned!
Featured ELA Assessment of the Week
*Quick note: To access these newly created ELA assessments in your Edulastic account please do the following:
- Navigate to the Main Menu.
- Select Create Assessment and then Use Existing Assessment.
- Make sure your subject is set to ELA – Common Core and the Owner is designated as Community.
- From there you can look through each ELA assessment by switching the grade levels across grades 6 through 12. You will find that the owner name is me (Timothy Sitar) and Ms. Fiona Lynn.