This reading assessment is focused on the common core reading informational standards for grade 5. There are a total of 37 assessment questions in two formats: multiple choice and constructed response. There are 2 sets of 3 passages for each set of questions. Students read multiple passages and use these to answer questions related to individual passages and demonstrate comprehension of how the passages relate together.
The first 3 passages included are:
“Glow Sticks” readability level 5.5 (Flesch-Kincaid); Lexile Level 750
“Chemical Luminescence” readability level 5.4 (Flesch-Kincaid); Lexile Level 550
“Glowing Life” readability level 5.8 (Flesch-Kincaid); Lexile Level 680
The second 3 passages included are:
Berlin Airlift Passage 1 (Journal entries) readability level 4.8 (Flesch-Kincaid); Lexile Level 700
Berlin Airlift Passage 2 (New regulations) readability level 8.3 (Flesch-Kincaid); Lexile Level 1180
Berlin Airlift Passage 3 (A letter home) readability level 5.1 (Flesch-Kincaid); Lexile Level 750
3 half-page reading selections on luminescence.
19 comprehension questions
2 constructed response questions
3 half-page reading selections on the Berlin Airlift
12 comprehension questions
4 constructed response questions
The number of questions that correlate to grade 5 informational standards is as follows: RI1: 3 questions RI2: 4 questions RI3: 4 questions RI4: 4 questions RI5: 5 questions RI6: 5 questions RI7: 2 questions RI8: 7 questions RI9: 3 questions
Answer key with explanations for most questions. Constructed response questions do have a sample response in the key.
Writing prompts do NOT have sample answers.
Brief checklist for writing prompts
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