Massachusetts Grade 3 ELA MCAS Practice

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Reading Literature 25%
Reading Informational 25%
Reading Foundational Skills 10%
Writing 20%
Language 20%
  • Questions 3,990
  • Vocabulary Terms 219
  • Performance Tasks 287
  • Instructional Videos 102

Test Standards

Reading Literature
1. (RL.1)  Ask/answer questions
2. (RL.2)  Recount stories
3. (RL.3)  Describe characters
4. (RL.4)  Literal and nonliteral
5. (RL.5)  Parts of literary works
6. (RL.6)  Points of view
7. (RL.7)  Illustrations
8. (RL.9)  Themes, settings, plots
Reading Informational
1. (RI.1)  Ask/answer questions
2. (RI.2)  Main idea and details
3. (RI.3)  Events, ideas, concepts
4. (RI.4)  Meanings
5. (RI.5)  Features and tools
6. (RI.6)  Points of view
7. (RI.7)  Illustrations
8. (RI.8)  Logical connections
9. (RI.9)  Compare and contrast
Reading Foundational Skills
1. (RF.3.3ab)  Prefixes and suffixes
2. (RF.3.3c)  Multisyllable words
3. (RF.3.3d)  Irregular spelling
4. (RF.3.4.a)  Accuracy and fluency
5. (RF.3.4c)  Confirm and self-correct
1. (W.1a)  Introduce and organize
2. (W.1b)  Provide reasons
3. (W.1c)  Linking words
4. (W.1d)  Concluding statement
5. (W.2a)  Introduce and illustrate
6. (W.2b)  Develop the topic
7. (W.2c)  Linking words
8. (W.2d)  Conclusion
9. (W.3.a)  Establish and organize
10. (W.3.b)  Dialogue and descriptions
11. (W.3.c)  Temporal words
12. (W.3.d)  Closure
13. (W.5)  Plan, revise, edit
14. (W.6)  Use technology
15. (W.8)  Recall and gather information
1. (L.1.a)  Parts of speech
2. (L.1.bc)  Plural/Abstract nouns
3. (L.1.d)  Verbs
4. (L.1.e)  Verb tenses
5. (L.1.f)  Agreement
6. (L.1.g)  Adjective/Adverb forms
7. (L.1.h)  Conjunctions
8. (L.1.i)  Sentence types
9. (L.2.a)  Capitalize titles
10. (L.2.bc)  Commas
11. (L.2.d)  Possessives
12. (L.2.e)  Spelling and suffixes
13. (L.2.f)  Spelling patterns
14. (L.2.g)  Reference materials
15. (L.3.a)  Choose words/phrases
16. (L.3.b)  Spoken vs Written
17. (L.4.a)  Context clues
18. (L.4.b)  Affixes
19. (L.4.c)  Root words
20. (L.4.d)  References for meanings
21. (L.5.a)  Literal vs Nonliteral
22. (L.5.b)  Real-life usage connections
23. (L.5.c)  Shades of meaning
24. (L.6)  Acquire and use


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