Common Core Curriculum is driving education more and more to a "Data-Driven" approach. We need to know what our students are capable of when they arrive.
We need to see numerically how students are improving. And we need to have evidence to show student growth over the course of the year.
This is a Baseline Assessment of several Common Core Reading Standards. It will help you "pretest" your students on 4 Key Areas:
2) Text Evidence
3) Craft and Structure
1) A rigorous text sample, but not too long so that the assessment can be done in one class.
2) 15 Selected Response questions aligned with Common Core.
3) A complete rationale, explaining why some answers are considered correct and others incorrect.