Each CommonLit Assessment is composed of three reading passages; typically, two informational passages and one literary passage. Each passage is accompanied by a set of multiple-choice comprehension questions to measure students’ reading abilities. For each assessment, the development team evaluates how well the questions on the assessment cover key skills and standards to ensure content validity. In other words, the team developing the assessments ensures the questions cover the important skills defined by state ELA standards.
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- Assessment Series Quick Start Guide for Teachers
- CommonLit Assessment Series: Score Interpretation FAQs
- What do the CommonLit Assessment Series assessments cover?
- What are scaled scores in the CommonLit Assessment Series?
- How can scaled scores be compared across time?
- How should students' scaled scores be used on the CommonLit Assessment Series?
- What is an Assessment Series percentile ranking and how should it be interpreted?
- What information is included in the Assessment Series data displays?
- What does an asterisk next to a students’ scaled score mean?
- How should the Mid-Year Assessment Series data be interpreted?