TNReady Item Sampler Teaching Points + Unit Plan

Slide1Are you ready to implement TNReady curriculum, which closely resembles the Common Core State Standards?

This document is your one-stop-shop for breaking down the standards and item sampler questions into an easy-to-read document that outlines the question type, standard, question as released by the state, correct answer, numbered key points for teaching this particular standard, and a running analysis of the question and challenges a student may encounter when answering the question.

Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 8.12.17 AMThis document breaks down all questions released in the first wave of Item Samplers for 7th Grade ELA. This analysis should be used as a cornerstone for developing yearlong curricula aligned to what students will see on the TNReady test for the first time this year. It’s important to have a plan for how you will cover these complex standards in the course of a year before you start the school year.

Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 8.12.40 AMKey Features Include:

• An easy-to-read and reference 17-page Item Sampler Analysis and Teaching Points for the ELA TNReady 7th Grade test sorted by:
o Question Type
o Standard
o Item Sampler Question + Correct Answer
o Numbered Teaching Points that break down how to answer Qs
o Analysis of every question including common distractors & errors
• 14 pages of Item Sampler Analysis
• 2-page quick reference guide for the MICA platform that includes screenshots of the tool and a description of how students and teachers can use the platform.
• 1-page glossary of key terms for the TNReady ELA Test

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Key Uses for Item Sampler Analysis:
• Create a year-long unit sequence that maps out key skills students need to show mastery on the TNReady test by analyzing the teaching points for each question.
• Better understand the question types and questions students will see on the TNReady Test + a breakdown of teaching points and skills students need to correctly answer questions.
• Learn how to master the MICA platform and the trickier aspects of navigating the software.
• Gain insight into how to teach students the content featured on the test.
• Save Time! This document is the product of weeks of work and analysis. Navigating the MICA software and developing teaching points for the question types is no small task; you need your time develop curricula and meet the needs of your students.

Summer is winding down

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The school year is gearing up

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And now is the time to get your new curriculum hammered out.

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