PA Grade 8 ELA PSSA Practice and Test Prep

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Reading Informational Text30%
Reading Literature31%
Writing25%
Language14%
  • Questions: 4,919
  • Two-Part Items: 13
  • Vocabulary Terms: 314
  • Performance Tasks: 372
  • Instructional Videos: 160

Test Standards

Reading Informational Text
1. (CC.1.2.8.A)  Central Idea
2. (CC.1.2.8.B)  Textual Evidence
3. (CC.1.2.8.C)  Connections And Distinctions
4. (CC.1.2.8.D)  Point Of View
5. (CC.1.2.8.E)  Structure
6. (CC.1.2.8.F)  Word Meanings
7. (CC.1.2.8.H)  Argument And Claims
8. (CC.1.2.8.I)  Conflicting Information
9. (CC.1.2.8.K)  Clarify Meaning
Reading Literature
1. (CC.1.3.8.A)  Theme
2. (CC.1.3.8.B)  Textual Evidence
3. (CC.1.3.8.C)  Analyze
4. (CC.1.3.8.D)  Points Of View
5. (CC.1.3.8.E)  Compare Structure
6. (CC.1.3.8.F)  Word Meanings
7. (CC.1.3.8.H)  Draws On Themes
8. (E08.A-V.4.1.1a)  Context Clues
9. (E08.A-V.4.1.1b)  Affixes And Roots
10. (E08.A-V.4.1.2a)  Figures Of Speech
11. (E08.A-V.4.1.2b)  Word Relationship
12. (E08.A-V.4.1.2c)  Connotations
Writing
1. (CC.1.4.8.B)  Introduce A Topic
2. (CC.1.4.8.C)  Develop Topic
3. (CC.1.4.8.D)  Organize, Transition, Conclude
4. (CC.1.4.8.E)  Stylistic Aspects
5. (CC.1.4.8.F)  Conventions
6. (CC.1.4.8.H)  Introduce Opinion
7. (CC.1.4.8.I)  Support Claims
8. (CC.1.4.8.J)  Cohesion And Conclusion
9. (CC.1.4.8.K)  Stylistic Aspects
10. (CC.1.4.8.N)  Engage And Orient
11. (CC.1.4.8.O)  Narrative Techniques
12. (CC.1.4.8.P)  Sequence And Conclusion
13. (CC.1.4.8.Q)  Active And Passive
14. (CC.1.4.8.V)  Research
15. (CC.1.4.8.W)  Digital Sources
Language
1. (E08.D.1.1.1)  Verbals
2. (E08.D.1.1.2)  Active And Passive
3. (E08.D.1.1.3)  Verb Mood
4. (E08.D.1.1.4)  Inappropriate Shifts
5. (E08.D.1.1.5)  Modifiers
6. (E08.D.1.1.6)  Pronoun Number/person
7. (E08.D.1.1.7)  Vague Pronouns
8. (E08.D.1.1.8)  Verb Tense
9. (E08.D.1.1.9)  Fragments, Run-ons
10. (E08.D.1.1.10)  Confused Words
11. (E08.D.1.1.11)  Agreement
12. (E08.D.1.2.1)  Punctuation
13. (E08.D.1.2.2)  Ellipsis
14. (E08.D.1.2.3)  Spell
15. (E08.D.1.2.4)  Set Off Elements
16. (E08.D.1.2.5)  Series