Common Core Sample Test Questions (Common Core Part 2)

Common Core Sample Test Questions


I explained Common Core, how it will affect your child, and how to prepare your child in What is Common Core? (Common Core Part 1).  I have also explained what your child will need to know for the new Common Core assessment.  Here are some sample questions of what will be on the new Common Core exam.  There are two different main tests.  Find your state below to see which test your child may soon be taking.

Smarter Balanced Sample Test Questions

Smarter Balanced states include: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan*, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Sample test questions are from the Smarter Balanced assessment developers.

English Language Arts/ Literacy Sample Questions – View other sample questions at other grade levels by hovering at the very top of the screen (blue line) where it says, “View More English Language Arts/Literacy Sample Items.”

Mathmatics Sample Questions – View other sample questions at other grade levels by hovering at the very top of the screen (blue line) where it says, “View More Mathematics Sample Items.”

Smarter Balanced Sample Performance Tasks
Scroll down on the linked page to see all of the performance task.

3rd-5th Grade ELA/Literacy Performance Task 3rd-5th Grade Mathematics Performance Task
6th-8th Grade ELA/Literacy Performance Task 6th-8th Grade Mathematics Performance Task
High School Performance Task High School Performance Task

* The Common Core implementation has been halted in Michigan and is under review.

PARCC Sample Test Questions

**UPDATED**

PARCC states include: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia*, Illinois, Indiana*, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma*, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Tennessee.

Sample test questions are from the PARCC assessment developers.

MATH

ELA/LITERACY

3rd Grade Math 3rd Grade ELA/Literacy
Fractions on Number Line EBSR from End of Year Assessment
Fluency TECR from End of Year Assessment
The Field Prose Constructed Response from Narrative Writing Task
Vans for a Field Trip (NEW) 4th Grade ELA/Literacy
Sample Questions   Choose Elementary School Tasks in the left margin. Click on a 3rd grade link.   Then click “Part a” on the top of the page to see the first sample question. Passage 1 (NEW)
4th Grade Math Passage 2 (NEW)
Subtraction Fluency (NEW) Condensed Scoring Rubric for Prose Constructed Response Items (Draft)
Fraction Model (NEW) 5th Grade ELA/Literacy
Sample Questions   Choose Elementary School Tasks in the left margin. Click on a 4th grade link.   Then click “Part a” on the top of the page to see the first sample question. 5th Grade Passage (NEW)
5th Grade Math Condensed Scoring Rubric for Prose Constructed Response Items (Draft)
The Area of a Cut Board (NEW) 6th Grade ELA/Literacy
Mr. Edmund’s Pencil Box (NEW) Grade 6, Passage #1 (NEW)
6th Grade Math EBSR from Narrative Writing Task (Vocabulary)
Slide Ruler EBSR from Narrative Writing Task
Kelvin’s 100-Meter Dash (NEW) Prose Constructed Response from Narrative Writing Task
Sample Questions  Choose Middle School Tasks in the left margin. Click on a 6th grade link.  Then click “Part a” on the top of the page to see the first sample question. Condensed Scoring Rubric For Prose Constructed Response Items For 6th – 11th Grades (Draft)
7th Grade Math 7th Grade ELA/Literacy
Reading Three Books (NEW) Prose Constructed Response from Research Simulation Task (Summary)
Proportional Relationships (NEW) TECR from Research Simulation Task
Sample Questions   Choose Middle School Tasks in the left margin. Click on a 7th grade link.  Then click “Part a” on the top of the page to see the first sample question. Prose Constructed Response from Research Simulation Task (Analytical Essay)
8th Grade Math Condensed Scoring Rubric For Prose Constructed Response Items For 6th – 11th Grades (Draft)
Length of Segment AB 10th Grade ELA/Literacy
High School Math EBSR from Literary Analysis Task
High School Functions Vocabulary
Seeing Structure in a Quadratic Equation Prose Constructed Response—Sample #1
Seeing Structure in an Equation Prose Constructed Response—Sample #2
Sample Questions   Choose High School Tasks in the left margin. Choose an example question from the next page. Then click “Part a” on the top of the page to see the first sample question. Condensed Scoring Rubric For Prose Constructed Response Items For 6th – 11th Grades (Draft)
Algebra 1: Myla’s Swimming Pool (NEW)
Algebra II/Math III: Green Tea Observational Study (New!)
Algebra I/Math II: Michelle’s Conjectures (NEW)
Geometry/Math III: Geometric Construction Connection (NEW)
Algebra II/Math III: Temperature Changes (NEW)

(ELA means English Language Arts)

* Georgia and Oklahoma are still implementing the Common Core Standards but withdrew from the PARCC Assessment.

*The Indiana implementation is suspended by law and under public review.

Alaska and Texas are currently not members of the initiative. Nebraska and Virgina are members but have decided not to adopt the standards.  Minnesota has accepted the English/Language Arts standards but has rejected the math standards.

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Parent-Friendly Middle School and High School Common Core Standards
Free Common Core Teaching Resources
Common Core Practice Test

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