This reading assessment is focused on Grade 6 common core reading information standards RI3, RI4, and RI5. There are a total of 44 assessment questions in two formats: multiple choice and short answer. MOST questions are multiple choice. There are 3 short answer total.
There are 3 main passages.
Passage: “To Dig or Not to Dig…”
Lexile 1080; Flesch-Kincaid 8.0
15 questions; 14 multiple choice; 1 short answer
Informational article on a 1960s project that attempted to dig through the Earth’s crust into the layer beneath it and the project’s renewed interest today.
Passage: “The Year Without a Summer”
Lexile 1120 ; Flesch-Kincaid 9.0
15 questions; 13 multiple choice; 2 short answer
Informational article about the eruption of Mt. Tambora and its effect on global weather patterns, which resulted in the year without a summer.
Passage: “Yes, Virginia, Water Can Carve Canyons”
Lexile 1250 ; Flesch-Kincaid 9.4
14 questions; All multiple choice
Informational article about water’s ability to erode- specifically in the case of Providence Canyon in southern Georgia, which was the result of poor farming practices.
6th7th 8th Grade Common Core ReadingELA Test-Prep Informational-Standards
6th Grade Common Core Reading/ELA Test Prep RI1 and RI2