This is an 11-question assessment that includes 4 multiple-choice questions for each of two vignettes found in Cisneros's House On Mango Street. There's also an open-ended question for each vignette and an additional cross-over multiple choice question over both vignettes. Questions include some on setting, characterization, theme, inference, drawing conclusions, plot, diction, and paragraph construction. These are the sort of questions one might see in the new Texas assessment: STAAR.
I've included answers as well as an explanation/reasoning for each answer, including open-ended questions.
My assessments are deemed tough, but my STAAR scores prove that we need to challenge students at all levels in order to achieve STAAR success. (You can always add points to quiz grades once they make corrections--meaning annotations, etc.)
My STAAR scores X 5 years:
2018: 93% (Pre-AP only); 80% (Pre-AP and CP combined); School average: 59% passing: 21 points higher than average @ McAllen High School
2017: 83% passing (Pre-AP and "Regular" combined; School average: 44% passing: 39 points higher than average @ Weslaco East High School
2016: 72% passing (Pre-AP and "Regular" and EOC seniors [re-testers] combined); School average: 42% passing: 30 points higher than average @ Weslaco East High School
2015: 72% passing (Pre-AP and "Regular" and EOC juniors [re-testers] combined); School average: 40% passing: 32 points higher than average @ Weslaco East High School
2014: Sophomores: went from 79% passing to 83% passing @ IDEA Mission