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Common Core English Exam Reading and Vocabulary Assessment

Tracee Orman
Grade Levels
8th - 11th, Adult Education, Homeschool
Formats Included
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35 pages
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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
35 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Verify the preliminary determination of the meaning of a word or phrase (e.g., by checking the inferred meaning in context or in a dictionary).


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