Sample Assessment Question Types

A variety of item types are used in each grade-level assessment to best match the Smarter Balanced assessment that students will be assessed with beginning in the Spring of 2015. The assessment item styles include, but are not limited to, three- to five-choice selected response questions with one correct answer (Figure 1), selected response with more than one correct answer (Figure 2), fill in the blank (Figure 3), and constructed response (Figures 4 and 5). Note the use of the equation tool bar in Figure 5 that is similar to the tools available to students on the Smarter Balanced Assessment.

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Figure 1

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Figure 2

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Figure 5