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Words in context
Understand nuances of vocabulary and context clues in the readings.
Command of evidence
Support your answers and also understand charts and graphs.
Essay analyzing a source
Closely mirrors college writing assignments, close reading, analysis, analyze an author's work.
Math that matters most
Problem solving and data analysis (quantitative literacy), heart of algebra, mastery of linear equations, passport to advanced math, familiarity with more complex equations. Geometry is more of a foundation as opposed to being shown here on this test.
Problems grounded in real world contexts
Directly relate to the work performed in college and career, include charts, graphs, passages likely to be encountered in science, social science,
Analysis in science and in history/social studies
Not measuring content, but rather apply their skills in those contexts (to apply their literacy skills in these areas)
U.S. founding documents and the great global conversation
Will include one of the following: one excerpt of a founding document or a text from the ongoing great global conversation about freedom, justice, and human dignity. No prior knowledge of the text will be required. No penalty for guessing: one point for each correct answer, zero points for unanswered or wrong answers.