This is a sample parallel task to use in preparation for the NY Common Core ELA Regents Assessment. This is a parallel task for PART 2 of the three part exam. This is not a whole exam, but a task of one of its parts. This task requires students to write an argument based on sources given.
Standards addressed in this task are RI, 1,2,3 and 4, W 1,4,9 and Language Standards 1-6.
This part of the test will take students approximately 90 minutes. Students will read approximately 2,600 words, and will include some graphically presented information. Students will perform a close reading of the texts and write a source-based arguement, as directed by the task.
This includes a task I created based on the resources from NYSED. It also includes the NYS rubric used in scoring the task. A sample student essay for each of the 6 levels on the rubric is provided for use in evaluation, instruction and modeling.