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Common Core English Exam Reading and Vocabulary Assessment

Common Core Standards
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.8.3, ...
RL.8.1, RL.8.2, RL.9-10.1, RL.9-10.2, RL.9-10.3, RL.9-10.4, RL.8.3, RL.8.4, RI.8.1, RI.8.2, RI.8.3, RI.8.4, RI.9-10.1, RI.9-10.2, RI.9-10.3, W.8.4, W.9-10.4, L.8.4, L.8.4a, L.8.4b, L.8.4d, L.9-10.4, L.9-10.4a, L.9-10.4b, L.9-10.4d, CCRA.R.1, CCRA.R.2, CCRA.W.4, CCRA.L.4
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English reading assessment and vocabulary diagnostic test with answer keys. (Aligned with the Common Core State Standards for reading-literature, reading literary non-fiction, writing, and language skills)

Assess your students reading proficiency with this exam, which includes:
-Short reading passage with 8 multiple choice questions
-Long non-fiction reading passage with 18 multiple choice questions and one writing response
-Seven multiple choice questions over literary elements
-Twenty-one matching of literary elements
-Forty vocabulary in context multiple choice questions (is separate from the rest of the assessment, so can be given at another time)

Also includes a two-page study guide for students.

Easy to grade and assess student's ability. Appropriate for 9th and 10th grades, high school remedial courses (9-12), adult education, and 8th grade (honors or regular), as well. Could be used for a final/semester exam or for standardized test preparation. Uses a literary non-fiction passage and can fulfill Common Core standards.

*UPDATED to include Word and Pages (Mac) files so you can customize.

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Created by Tracee Orman
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Total Pages
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Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 hour

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I was glad for the PDF files that were included as the Word Files opened with errors (things were shifted around on various pages and some textboxes were shifted on to pages that already had writing). The PDF files were great, though they won't allow me to edit anything. Overall, it is a very good resource.
On  December 9, 2013Tracee Orman answered:
Make sure you redownload the updated file. :) The Word files come in two formats and should work on any computer.
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I used this last week to assess my students' knowledge of literary elements. I used the divided literary elements assessment for my lower level students and the undivided assessment for all other students. I am so happy I checked TpT before I created my own assessment. This saved me a ton of time during the very busy back-to-school time. Thank you for doing the work for me!
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I was looking for something to use to assess my incoming lower-level juniors' knowledge of literary terminology and their overall fiction and fiction reading comprehension. I will be giving this as a diagnostic pre-test during the first week of school. This resource is exactly what I've been looking for. It is thorough and will be revealing of student needs. Thanks for the great resource!
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With all due respect, you seem like a good teacher, but your exam for this is inconsistent and difficult for the students. I had to revise it in order to use it. It starts off with a study guide for a semester exam, yet, it ends with pages stating it is a final exam. The answer sheets are unclear, and need revision.
On  December 9, 2013Tracee Orman answered:
Hi Robin - You can customize the studyguide for your class since it is all editable. We have semester classes, so a first semester class IS a final exam. But I included the Word files so you can change and adjust since not every class is the same. Make sure you redownload--it looks like you may be assessing an older version (I updated it in Dec. 2012 and just recently reorganized the files). -Tracee
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Make sure you download the updated file.
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Thanks for making my life a little easier with such a straight-forward and easy-to-use exam ... perfect for my semester test!

Like another comment says, I did have errors when opening the Word file, but I figure it may be font-related ... plan to try to open on another computer when I get a chance to see if same shifts occur. The PDF was fine so I can still use it ... just not make any changes (not that I would need to!).
On  December 9, 2013Tracee Orman answered:
Make sure you download the updated file.
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On  August 23, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Hi, I bought a lot of your items recently and most are very good! I bought this because it was said to be standards based -- but none of the items claim what standards they align with. Do you have something more specific to add to this exam as to which standards (not just "reading") they align to? Also the word documents did not work -- they came out with text over text.
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On  August 25, 2013Tracee Orman answered:
Hi Spiffie333 - make sure you redownload it, as I added the standard alignment. Sorry you had trouble with the Word document. My guess is that your default margins are larger than what I had set. Unfortunately in Word I can't lock a text box in place like I can in Pages. Changing your margins should help, though. -Tracee
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Would you send a few examples of the question stems for the non-fiction readings?
Thanks!
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On  August 22, 2013Tracee Orman answered:
There is a download preview for more information.
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On  December 10, 2012,  Buyer asked:
I paid for the English Exam and when I downloaded the exam it came up in a different language. I need English.
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On  December 10, 2012Tracee Orman answered:
That's strange...I don't have anything in any other language but English. I just downloaded it myself and it worked fine. Perhaps there was a glitch during your download. Go ahead and re-download and if it happens again, please contact the tech dept by taking out a ticket. They will know better than me what may be causing that. Sorry you are having problems! -Tracee
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Common Core English Exam Reading and Vocabulary Assessment
Common Core English Exam Reading and Vocabulary Assessment
Common Core English Exam Reading and Vocabulary Assessment
Common Core English Exam Reading and Vocabulary Assessment