SBAC Question of the Week
- Students can read closely and analytically to comprehend a range of increasingly complex literary and informational texts.
Part A: Which sentence best describes the author's main idea in paragraph in paragraph 1?
Part B: Which detail from the passage best supports your answer in part A?
- Evidence-based Select Response, two-part multiple choice response (EBSR)
Students need to:
- (Content Understanding) Determine the main idea and the supporting details.
- (Question type Understanding) Understand that Part A is asking students to make an inference. In Part B, students need to find the evidence that best supports their inference.
- Understand that these questions are connected. They need to consider both the question and response when answering Part B.
Strategies to help student (similar multiple response)
- Paraphrase the question in their own words
- Go back to passage, make an inference or conclusion that that is supported with evidence
- Answer Part A- Eliminate choices and explain why other choices are incorrect. Think: "Is the inference or conclusion one of the choices?" If not, read through both questions and responses.
- Answer Part B- Identify the choice that is most similar to the evidence that supports Part A and that you identified to support the inference you made in Part A.
- Check both part A and B to make sure the evidence supports your the inference or conclusion you made in Part A.
Common Pitfalls of Selected Response Questions
- Do not realize that Part A and Part B are one question and depend on each other.
- Eliminate choices with difficult vocabulary or alternatively choose based on length of response.
- Do not read through all responses before answering, instead they choose the response that seems correct as they read through them.
- Rely on their schema more than then the text.
Tools for Targeted Teaching Time
At RDP they are using a tool to track students' responses to the mastery measure question. Each week, they specifically analyze the responses of their bottom tier students.
Take a look at what this tool looks like below.
Targeted Teaching Notes Page: Teachers complete and analyze this with their coach
Targeted Teaching Template: Blank template
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