Pennsylvania Grade 8 ELA PSSA (PA Core) Practice

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Reading Informational Text29%
Reading Literature28%
Writing43%
Also includes:
  • Language (Generic CC)
  • Questions: 4,455
  • Technology Enhanced Items: 315
  • Instructional Videos: 125
  • Vocabulary Terms: 260

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
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 (Generic CC)
1. (L.8.1b)  Active And Passive
2. (L.8.1c)  Verb Mood
3. (L.8.1d)  Inappropriate Shifts
4. (L.8.2a)  Punctuation
5. (L.8.2b)  Ellipsis
6. (L.8.2c)  Spell
7. (L.8.4a)  Context Clue
8. (L.8.4b)  Affixes And Roots
9. (L.8.4c)  Reference Materials
10. (L.8.5a)  Figures Of Speech
11. (L.8.5b)  Word Relationship
12. (L.8.5c)  Connotations