You will take your ELA AIR tests on April 4th and 5th-- That's the Tuesday and Wednesday after we return from Spring Break. This week, we'll be preparing by looking at the test format and taking practice tests.
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Click here for Answer Keys to Practice Tests and Sample Items found in the above link.
Monday: Choose grade 7, then click Start G7 English Language Arts Practice Test. You do not need to change any of the pre-set settings. Just click OK and begin.
You'll begin by reading a passage titled "Pilgrim on the Silk Road". Once you've answered those questions, questions 10-17 will appear in the top left corner. Complete questions 10-16, but you may skip 17 as it is a written response. We will discuss that on another day.
The first link allows you to access several different tests, so listen closely to be sure you take the right one on the right day. **Although you can mark your answers electronically on the practice test, just as on the real tests, the practice tests do NOT save your answers. Please mark your answers both electronically AND on a piece of loose leaf paper. For multiple choice questions, even though the choices aren't labeled, you can write a, b, c, etc. for each option. This will allow you to check your work when we discuss the test together. The answer key is labeled this way.
The second link allows you access to all of the answer keys for the practice tests. Although we will go over the most important ones in class, you may wish to look at other tests for further practice. For instance, you might like to look at a different grade level's practice test. This is not requirement; it is simply here as a resource for those who are interested in preparing further.