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CoAlt - Science and Social Studies Items

Released Items

These items may be used to help familiarize test examiners and students with the new assessment format.

Selected Response

These are items in which students are presented with three answer choices, one of which is correct. Students are asked to select the correct answer. Selected-response items are designed to assess the highest level of content knowledge and cognitive complexity that can be appropriately measured through this type of item and is appropriate for the Extended Evidence Outcome.


Supported Performance Tasks

These are items in which students manipulate option cards in order to respond to three related prompts for each item. Students use the option cards to complete a chart or graphic. Supported Performance Tasks are designed to assess the highest level of content knowledge and cognitive complexity that can be appropriately measured through this type of item and is appropriate for the Extended Evidence Outcome. The items allow for responses that can be provided in approximately five-ten minutes or less.