MSAA Sample Items

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The Sample Items Teacher Guides can help teachers use a subset of the current sample items as a formative assessment tool, allowing teachers to understand what the student may be able to know and do based on these items, and how teachers can respond to this information through instruction. All documents needed to use this tool can be found in the links below.

The full set of sample items can be used to practice and become familiar with item types, accessibility features, accommodations, and the online platform. The full set of sample items can be accessed using the "Actions" drop down menu for the respective grade and content.

Best Practice Videos:

Writing Rubrics:

Click here to download electronic braille cards that can be embossed and used with ELA items, in grades 3 and 4, that can not be read aloud.

Use the “Actions” dropdown in the table below to start the full set of sample items.

AssessmentActions
ELA G3 Sample ItemsActions
Math G3 Sample ItemsActions
ELA G4 Sample ItemsActions
Math G4 Sample ItemsActions
ELA G5 Sample ItemsActions
Math G5 Sample ItemsActions
Science Gr 5 Sample ItemsActions
ELA G6 Sample ItemsActions
Math G6 Sample ItemsActions
ELA G7 Sample ItemsActions
Math G7 Sample ItemsActions
ELA G8 Sample ItemsActions
Math G8 Sample ItemsActions
Science Gr 8 Sample ItemsActions
ELA G11 Sample ItemsActions
Math G11 Sample ItemsActions
Science Gr 11 Sample ItemsActions