What better way to ready your students for the American Institutes for Research (AIR) test in English language arts than to provide a simulation built from the ground up to model AIR?
WHAT YOU GET
--ten (10) standards-aligned, "AIR-like" response items designed to help students gain familiarity with AIR item types and lines of questioning
--a link to the informational-text passage set (for viewing, printing, download) on which the items are based
HOW IS IT "AIR-LIKE?"
--AIR often “pairs” texts on its ELA assessments, and the most common pairing is historical documents, primarily speeches, from the social studies content area. Presented here is a text pairing
of historical documents—one a speech, the other an editorial reply.
--Texts on AIR assessments often greatly exceed grade level in terms of readability. The mean Lexile measure of this text pairing is 1065; Passage 1 has a Lexile of 1200.
--All of the item types contained in this resource model types used by AIR, including multiple choice, hot text, and table match.
--All of the response items use standards language, as AIR does in its items.
--All of the response items are modeled after released AIR items
FOR WHOM WAS THIS RESOURCE DESIGNED?
This item practice was conceived and created for use with students in the ninth (9th) grade. That being said, it is also recommended for use with high-achieving eighth (8th) grade students, as well as students reading at or slightly below the tenth (10th) grade level.
WHAT COMMON CORE STANDARDS DOES IT "HIT?"
One or more items in this ten-item set hit the following CCSS for grades 9-10: RI1, RI2, RI3, RI4, RI5, RI6, and RI9.