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					     PSAE



Grade 11 - Reading
Components

Day1 - ACT Reading 40 multiple choice;
        35 minutes

Day 2 - WorkKeys Reading for Information
         33 multiple choice; 45 minutes

Aligned to the Illinois Learning Standards and the
   PSAE Illinois Assessment Framework for Reading
ACT Reading


   •   Four passages:
       •   2 literary
       •   2 informational

       Difficulty ranges from uncomplicated,
         to challenging, to complex.
ACT Reading (cont.)
   Assesses the following:
    • Main idea
    • Significant details
    • Comparison/contrast
    • Cause/effect
    • Vocabulary
    • Inference
    • Author’s tone
WorkKeys

   15 Reading samples
      • Memos
      • Policy statements
      • Procedures
      • Government regulations
      • Other business-type memos
      Passages are arranged in 5 levels of increasing
      difficulty.
WorkKeys (cont.)
   Assesses the following:

    • Main idea
    • Significant details
    • Vocabulary
    • Applying information and instructions
    • Reasoning
    Proposed ACT Writing 2007

   Persuasive/Expository Genres
   Scoring Criteria:
    1.   Take a position
    2.   Maintain FOCUS throughout.
    3.   Present SUPPORT using specific detail.
    4.   ORAGANIZE and present idea logically.
    5.   Observe the CONVENTIONS of standard English.
ACT Writing Scoring
Current ACT Reports
 • ACT English
 • ACT Writing
 • ACT English/Writing Combined

 Essay Comments
ACT Writing


Required for college admission
    • 6 Illinois colleges in 2006
    • Surrounding states

   See sample essays at www.act.org.
Contact



   Judie Steinhauser
   justeinh@isbe.net
   217/782-4823

				
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