English Language Arts Sample Questions

The ELA sample questions are designed to support educators implementing the CCSS and prepare for assessments. The sample items can be used to support instructional planning as they provide educators with examples of the depth of understanding that will be measured by the Smarter Balanced assessment system. Multiple items and tasks are available in PDF by grade level (3-8 and high school) and are easily accessible by clicking the dropdown menu.

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For more information about sample items and performance tasks, educators may navigate to the end of the webpage to view the Frequently Asked Questions section.