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Close Reading (CLR) - Key Ideas 15%
Central Ideas, Themes, and Summaries (IDT) - Key Ideas 15%
Relationships (REL) - Key Ideas 14%
Word Meanings and Word Choice (WME) - Craft & Structure 14%
Text Structure (TST) - Craft & Structure 14%
Purpose and Point of View (PPV) - Craft & Structure 14%
Arguments (ARG) -Integration of Knowledge and Ideas 14%
Also includes:
  • Multiple Texts (SYN) - Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
  • Questions 6,893
  • Vocabulary Terms 225
  • Performance Tasks 210
  • Instructional Videos 93

Test Standards

Close Reading (CLR) - Key Ideas
1. (CLR 201)  Locate basic facts
2. (CLR 202)  Simple conclusions
3. (CLR 301)  Details in sentences, paragraphs
4. (CLR 302)  Generalizations/Conclusions about people, ideas, etc.
5. (CLR 401)  Important details
6. (CLR 402)  Generalizations/Conclusions main points w/details
7. (CLR 403)  More challenging passages
8. (CLR 404)  Paraphrase
9. (CLR 501)  Minor/subtle details
10. (CLR 502)  Locate details
11. (CLR 503)  Subtle conclusions
12. (CLR 504)  More challenging passages
13. (CLR 505)  Paraphrase
14. (CLR 506)  Paraphrase
15. (CLR 601)  Minor/subtle details
16. (CLR 602)  Locate details
17. (CLR 603)  Details throughout a passage
18. (CLR 604)  Simple logical conclusions
19. (CLR 605)  Paraphrase
20. (CLR 701)  Minor/subtle details
21. (CLR 702)  Important details
22. (CLR 703)  Draw conclusions
23. (CLR 704)  Simple logical conclusions
24. ( CLR 705)  Synthesize to draw complex conclusions
25. (CLR 706)  Paraphrase
Central Ideas, Themes, and Summaries (IDT) - Key Ideas
1. (IDT 201)  Topic and theme
2. (IDT 301)  Clear central idea
3. (IDT 401)  Infer idea
4. (IDT 402)  Clear central idea
5. (IDT 403)  Summarize
6. (IDT 501)  Infer idea or theme
7. (IDT 502)  Clear idea or theme
8. (IDT 503)  Summarize key details
9. (IDT 601)  Infer central idea/theme
10. (IDT 602)  Summarize supporting ideas/details
11. (IDT 701)  Complex paragraphs/passages
12. (IDT 702)  Complex passages
Relationships (REL) - Key Ideas
1. (REL 201)  Place an event in chronological position
2. (REL 202)  Simple cause/effect
3. (REL 301)  Main characters
4. (REL 302)  Cause-effect relationships
5. (REL 401)  sequences of events in literary narratives
6. (REL 402)  relationships between people, ideas, etc.
7. (REL 403)  Clear cause/effect
8. (REL 501)  Order challenging
9. (REL 502)  implied relationships
10. (REL 503)  Comparative relationships
11. (REL 504)  Implied or subtle cause-effect relationships between people, events, etc.
12. (REL 505)  Clear cause/effect
13. (REL 601)  Order events
14. (REL 602)  Implied/subtle relationships
15. (REL 603)  Clear relationships
16. (REL 604)  Implied cause/effect
17. (REL 605)  Complex passages
18. (REL 701)  Order sequences
19. (REL 702)  Implied/subtle relationships
20. (REL 703)  Highly complex passages
21. (REL 704)  Implied/subtle cause/effect
22. (REL 705)  Clear cause/effect
Word Meanings and Word Choice (WME) - Craft & Structure
1. (WME 201)  Familiar word/phrase
2. (WME 301)  Word shapes meaning
3. (WME 302)  Fig/Non-fig language from context
4. (WME 401)  Word choice
5. (WME 402)  Specialized words/phrases from context
6. (WME 501)  Subtle effect
7. (WME 502)  Word/phrase choice
8. (WME 503)  Interpret any word/phrase
9. (WME 504)  Interpret word/phrase
10. (WME 601)  Word/phrase choice
11. (WME 602)  Tech, connotation, figurative
12. (WME 603)  Difficult language
13. (WME 701)  Subtle/complex effect
14. (WME 702)  Tech, connotative, figurative
15. (WME 703)  Difficult words/phrases in context
Text Structure (TST) - Craft & Structure
1. (TST 201)  Clear function
2. (TST 301)  Analyze sentences
3. (TST 302)  Function of part of passage
4. (TST 401)  Relate to passage
5. (TST 402)  Infer function
6. (TST 403)  Clear function
7. (TST 404)  Overall structure
8. (TST 501)  Relate to passage
9. (TST 502)  Analyze sentences
10. (TST 503)  Infer function
11. (TST 504)  More challenging passages
12. (TST 601)  One or more to whole
13. (TST 602)  Infer function
14. (TST 603)  Overall structure - complex
15. (TST 701)  Subtle/complex function
16. (TST 702)  Identify or infer
17. (TST 703)  Overall structure - complex
Purpose and Point of View (PPV) - Craft & Structure
1. (PPV 201)  Recognize intent in literary narratives
2. (PPV 301)  Main idea/purpose literary narratives
3. (PPV 401)  Purpose and content/style
4. (PPV 402)  Point of view
5. (PPV 501)  Infer purpose
6. (PPV 502)  Clear purpose
7. (PPV 503)  Point of view
8. (PPV 601)  Ideas/Purposes in Complex Passages
9. (PPV 602)  Point of view - complex
10. (PPV 701)  Content and style
11. (PPV 702)  Complex point of view
Arguments (ARG) -Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
1. (ARG 201)  Clear support
2. (ARG 301)  Support a claim
3. (ARG 401)  Claim support
4. (ARG 402)  Clear central claim
5. (ARG 501)  Reasons and support
6. (ARG 502)  Infer central claim
7. (ARG 503)  Clear central claim
8. (ARG 601)  Claim support
9. (ARG 602)  Infer challenging claim
10. (ARG 701)  Subtle/complex support
11. (ARG 702)  Central claim
12. (ARG 703)  Clear central claim
Multiple Texts (SYN) - Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
1. (SYN 201)  Simple comparisons
2. (SYN 301)  Comparisons
3. (SYN 401)  Logical conclusions, lit
4. (SYN 501)  Logical conclusions, info
5. (SYN 601)  Compare lit passages
6. (SYN 701)  Compare info passages