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1 Practice Test Manual Part 1 and Part 2 Assessment: Grade 10

2 Copyright 2017 by State of Indiana Department of Education (IDOE). All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed in any form or by any means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of IDOE. All brand names found in this publication are the trademarks of their respective owners.

3 Table of Contents Introduction...1 Description of...1 General Directions for the Online...2 Online...2 Special Accommodations...2 Using the Text-to-Speech Online Accommodation...3 Specific Directions for the Part 1 Online...4 Section 1: Mathematics...4 Section 1: English/Language Arts...14 Section 2: English/Language Arts...22 Section 1: Science...30 Specific Directions for the Part 2 Online...38 Section 1: Mathematics...38 Section 2: Mathematics...52 Section 1: English/Language Arts...63 Section 1: Science...76 Specific Directions for the Part 1 Paper-and-Pencil...87 Section 1: Mathematics...87 Section 1: English/Language Arts...90 Section 2: English/Language Arts...92 Section 1: Science...95 Specific Directions for the Part 2 Paper-and-Pencil...98 Section 1: Mathematics...98 Section 2: Mathematics Section 1: English/Language Arts Section 1: Science Appendix A: Practice Test Script for the Text-to-Speech Accommodation for ISTEP+ Online PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 i

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5 Introduction The purpose of the ISTEP+ is to acquaint students with the item types they will encounter in the online and paper-and-pencil Part 1 and Part 2 ISTEP+ assessments. For the online practice test, students will have the opportunity to type their responses directly into response boxes or mark their responses using the online practice test delivery platform (TestNav) on their devices. Description of Table 1 outlines the content areas, testing formats, and question types that will be administered during the ISTEP+ Part 1 and Part 2. Table 1 ISTEP+ Practice Test Formats Grade 10 Part 1 Content Area Testing Format Question Type Testing Mode Mathematics Students type/write their responses in designated response boxes. One constructedresponse question Online or Paper/pencil English/Language Arts Students type/write their responses in designated response boxes. One constructedresponse question and one writing prompt Online or Paper/pencil Science Students type/write their responses in designated response boxes. One constructedresponse question Online or Paper/pencil Part 2 Mathematics Section 1 Students select their responses to problems onscreen. 8 questions: Multiple-choice Technology-enhanced Online (paper/pencil can only be used with IDOE approval) Mathematics Section 2 Students select their responses to problems onscreen. 7 questions: Multiple-choice Technology-enhanced Online (paper/pencil can only be used with IDOE approval) English/Language Arts Students select their responses to questions about writing skills onscreen and read passages and select their responses to reading comprehension questions onscreen. 7 questions: Multiple-choice Technology-enhanced Online (paper/pencil can only be used with IDOE approval) Science Students select their responses to questions onscreen. 7 questions: Multiple-choice Technology-enhanced Online (paper/pencil can only be used with IDOE approval) PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 1

6 Online General Directions for the Online Practice Tests Online Schools are required to administer the online practice tests to all students before administering the online assessments. Be sure to allow students with testing accommodations ample time to practice with the appropriate accommodations, such as Text-to-Speech, before administering the online assessments. Pearson will create practice test sessions to provide students with the opportunity to take the online practice tests. It is especially important to provide students practice signing in, reviewing, and submitting online practice test sections because students may only sign in and submit their answers once for each section. Practice tests are set up and administered in the PearsonAccess next Training site. Pearson loads sample students and generates test sessions for practice tests in the training center. The number of sample students approximates the number of students submitted on a corporation s IDOE-TL. The sessions are created using the IDOE Session Name that was submitted on the IDOE-TL. If needed, Test Coordinators may go to pearsonaccessnext.com/customer/index.action to create additional sample students and test sessions that will be used to administer the ISTEP+ practice tests. Live student data is not entered into the training site, as this is a non-production site. Prior to testing, Examiners print the practice student testing tickets and distribute them to students taking the practice tests. The testing tickets contain Username and Password TestNav access information. Before administering the online practice tests and the online assessments, refer to the Indiana Online Testing Guide and the PearsonAccess next Online User Guide for information regarding the responsibilities of the Test Examiner and the setup and administration of the online tests. The Indiana Online Testing Guide is posted at and the PearsonAccess next Online User Guide is posted at Special Accommodations For students requiring testing accommodations, such as Text-to-Speech, computergenerated responses, use of a read aloud script, scribe, Large Print, and Braille, the appropriate settings must be selected in the Accommodations section of the Manage Student Tests task in PearsonAccess next. The student s up-to-date accommodations plan must be consulted so that the testing accommodations can be set up in accordance with the student s Individualized Education Program (IEP), Section 504 Plan, or ILP (EL Plan). 2 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

7 For the ISTEP Winter Retest, students with a calculator accommodation must be assigned the calculator in the Accommodations section of the Manage Student Test task in PearsonAccess next. Then the form group must be changed to Calculator on the Create/Edit Sessions task. Refer to the ISTEP Winter Retest Grade 10 Test Administration Manual for additional instructions on how to assign the calculator accommodation for the operational Winter Retest. Refer to the Spring 2018 Examiner s Manuals for instructions on how to assign the calculator accommodation for the ISTEP Spring administration. Students with visual impairments will use pinch/zoom with ipad and other touch screen devices and browser zoom (Ctrl +/-) with desktop devices for enlarging the text and images. Students can practice using these tools during the practice tests. Online Using the Text-to-Speech Online Accommodation For students who require a Text-to-Speech Accommodation, students will use the Text-to- Speech tool, which reads aloud text on the screen. Text-to-Speech must be set up in a student s profile prior to administering the online tests. This will allow students time to practice with the tool before actual testing. If a Text-to-Speech Accommodation was included in the TL submission, the student s profile will already be set up. If the Text-to-Speech Accommodation was not included or if you are adding a student manually, you need to select the Text To Speech checkbox under Accommodations on the Manage Student Tests screen in PearsonAccess next. Ensure the volume has been adjusted to a moderate level before students sign in to the test. Ensure any device used for Text-to-Speech is equipped with a sound card. Prior to administering the practice test, ensure that the student has the necessary hardware, such as earphones and a sound card, and that the volume on the student s workstation or device is not muted. The restrictions on which parts of the tests can be read aloud and which cannot are built into the tests. To hear the text read aloud, the student can select the play or megaphone icon. Allow students with this accommodation to practice with the Text-to-Speech tool as long as necessary to become comfortable using the tool. Practice can be done using the appropriate practice tests in the Training site. NOTE: See Appendix A of this manual for the practice test script for Text-to-Speech Accommodation for ISTEP+ Online. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 3

8 Part 1 Online Mathematics Section 1 Specific Directions for the Part 1 Online Section 1: Mathematics If your school will test Mathematics with online tests, use the directions in this section to administer the Mathematics practice test to students. If your school will test Mathematics with paper-and-pencil tests, skip this section and go to page 87 in the Specific Directions for the Paper-and-Pencil section of this manual to administer the paper-andpencil Mathematics practice test to students. Be sure that you have the student testing tickets and seal codes needed to access the Mathematics Online Practice Test before you begin administering the practice test section. Each device should display the Sign In screen. To access the Sign In screen, double-click the TestNav icon or go to the URL on the practice student testing ticket using a supported browser to access the Sign In screen. The Text-to-Speech form should have been assigned to students with an IEP, a Section 504 Plan, or an ILP (EL Plan) that allows for such an accommodation. Text-to-Speech forms allow for certain sections of the test to be read aloud to students. Note to the Examiner: Read aloud ONLY the directions printed in the boxes. Additional information has been provided underneath the boxes. After the students have arrived, each student should receive: An individual student testing ticket A number two pencil and scratch paper Today you are going to take the ISTEP+ Grade 10 Section 1: Mathematics Practice Test. Please look at your student testing ticket and make sure you see the Username and Password. Raise your hand if you do not have a testing ticket. Provide assistance to any student who raises his or her hand. For Students Receiving a Text-to-Speech Accommodation Select Test Audio on the Sign In screen. Listen to the sound of the bells and adjust the volume. Once you sign in, the volume cannot be changed. 4 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

9 You should see a screen that says, Sign In. Type your Username and Password exactly as shown on your student testing ticket. (Pause.) Now select Sign In. Part 1 Online Mathematics Section 1 Following sign in, the student will see the Welcome screen. You should see the Welcome screen. It will show ISTEP+ Grade 10 Mathematics Part 1 Practice Test, and that there is 1 section with 1 question. Select Start. Pause to make sure the students have selected Start and have moved to the next screen. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 5

10 Mathematics Section 1 Part 1 Online You should see a screen that says, Section 1: Mathematics, and shows that there is 1 question. Here are important reminders to think about as you practice. You may use a calculator to solve any of the problems in this test. NOTE: A correct answer CANNOT receive full credit if no work is shown. Since you may receive partial credit for all problems in this test, it is important to show all work in the spaces provided. When you see the words Show All Work, be sure to show all the steps needed to solve the problem and type the answer in the answer box. As you complete each problem, remember to READ the problem carefully, PLAN how to solve the problem, SOLVE the problem showing all steps, and CHECK your work. Are there any questions? Pause to answer any questions the students may have. At the bottom of the screen is a box with the words, Enter Seal Code. Enter this seal code in the box and then select Start. Pause to read or display the seal code for the students. You may display the seal code in the testing room, but it must be removed when the testing has ended. 6 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

11 The students should see the first practice test question. Pause to make sure the students have the first question on their screens. If you are administering this practice test to students with a Text-to-Speech Accommodation and this is the first section of the practice test you are administering, turn to Appendix A on page 125 of this manual and read the instructions regarding how students can use the Text-to-Speech tools. Then return to this page and continue administering the practice tests to the students from this point forward. Part 1 Online Mathematics Section 1 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 7

12 Part 1 Online Mathematics Section 1 Before you begin, please listen as I describe the screen and explain how to use each tool. The arrows in the upper left of your screen allow you to move to the next question or go back to the previous question. The Review tool allows you to see a list of all the questions. Questions with an orange bubble next to them have not been answered. Select the Review tool now to see the list of questions in this section. (Pause.) The Bookmark tool allows you to mark a question you are not sure about and then come back to it later. When you select the Bookmark tool, it will change color from gray to black. If you open the Review tool, bookmarked questions will have a blue flag. Now practice selecting the Bookmark tool to see how it works. Pause for the students to practice, and answer any questions students may have. The Pointer is the tool used to select answers or to type your response in a response box. Any time you need to turn off a tool, select the icon for that tool again or select the Pointer tool. There are two different rulers provided: an inch ruler and a centimeter ruler. You can drag the ruler anywhere on the screen or turn the ruler using the circles on either end. Practice moving the ruler in different ways and to different places on the screen. (Pause.) Selecting the Calculator tool opens a calculator on your screen that can be used to solve problems. You can select the calculator buttons or use your keyboard to type problems into the calculator. Practice using the calculator now by entering a simple problem you know the answer to such as two-plustwo. Then close the Calculator tool. (Pause.) Pause for the students to practice, and answer any questions students may have. 8 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

13 The user menu is in the far right corner of your screen and looks like the outline of a person and a drop-down arrow. When you select the drop-down arrow, you will see the option Sign out of TestNav. Do not select Sign out of TestNav at this time. You should choose this option only if you are directed to exit the test or after you have submitted your answers. In the user menu, you will see two other options. The first is the Change the background and foreground color option. Select this now. The drop-down menu shows a variety of screen color options. These options should only be used if they make it easier to read your screen. (Pause.) Now select the user menu again and choose the option Show Line Reader Mask. A gray bar with a window in it appears on your screen, allowing you to focus on reading one line at a time. Drag the tool over the question so that one line is displayed in the window. You can continue to move the reader down as you read the question. If you do not find the Line Reader helpful, you do not need to use it. To remove the Line Reader, go back to the user menu and select, Hide Line Reader Mask. Part 1 Online Mathematics Section 1 On the right side of your screen is the Exhibits option. Select this option and a Mathematics Reference Sheet will appear on your screen. The reference sheet provides you with formulas that may be helpful in solving some of the problems. To close the reference sheet, select the X in the upper right corner. If you would like to highlight parts of a question, you can use the Text Highlighter. First select the text that you want to highlight. The Text Highlighter will appear. It shows two color options for highlighting and a white box with a red line that erases what you have highlighted. Now practice using the Highlighter. (Pause.) Does anyone have any questions about the tools? Pause to allow the students to practice with the tools and to answer any questions the students may have. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 9

14 Part 1 Online Mathematics Section 1 Now look at the top of the screen and you will see the question about a dropping rock. Read the question and what Part A is asking you to solve. In order to read all of the question, you may need to scroll to move down through the question. Pause as the students read Part A of the question. Below the question in Part A you will see a box. You will solve the problem and show your work in this box, using the math symbols on the right to help you show your work. Take some time now find the number keys on your keyboard and review the math symbols in the equation builder in the box to the right. (Pause.) You will notice three options above the Show All Work box. The first arrow that curves to the left will undo what you have just typed in the box. The second arrow that curves to the right will redo or retype work you may have erased. The garbage can will delete all of the work and allow you to start over. Take a few minutes to practice with these tools and show your work as you solve Part A. Pause to allow students to solve Part A and type their work into the Show All Work box. When you have finished solving the problem and showing your work in the box, type your final answer to Part A in the Answer box shown below the Show All Work box. Pause to allow students to enter their final answer in the Part A answer box. When you have finished Part A of this question, scroll down to find Part B. Carefully read that problem, enter your work in the Show All Work box, and enter your final answer in the answer box. Then go on to Part C and do the same. Take a few minutes now to complete Parts B and C of Question 1. Pause to allow students to complete parts B and C. Are there any questions? Pause to answer any questions the students may have. Offer any explanations necessary to clarify the questions for the students. 10 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

15 If time allows, you may read the following possible responses. For Question 1, Part A, the correct answer is that the rock is not dropping at a constant speed. If the rock were dropping at a constant speed, it would drop the same distance every second and the graph would show a straight line. The graph does not show a straight line, which means that the distance the rock drops every second is changing. This means that the rock is not dropping at a constant speed. For Question 1, Part B, the correct answer is that the point (3, 0) indicates that when x = 3 seconds, the height of the rock is y = 0 meters, which means that the rock hits the ground and comes to a rest. For Question 1, Part C, the correct answer is that when x = 0 the y-coordinate represents the height of the building. Point (0, 44) indicates that when x = 0 seconds, the rock has a height of y = 44 meters. Because the rock is dropped from the top of the building, this means that the height of the building is 44 meters. Part 1 Online Mathematics Section 1 When you have finished answering Parts A, B, and C of the Mathematics practice question and are ready to submit your answers, select the Next arrow to go to the next screen. Pause to make sure the students have selected the Next arrow and are now at the End of Section 1: Mathematics screen, shown below. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 11

16 Part 1 Online You are now at the end of the Section 1: Mathematics Practice Test. You should see the words, End of Section 1: Mathematics. Are there any questions about the tools or how to respond to the types of Mathematics questions we worked on in this test section? Answer any questions the students may have about the practice test or any of the tools. When you are certain all of the students are comfortable with the types of questions and how to use all the tools, continue. Mathematics Section 1 You will select Submit Final Answers when you are ready to submit the test section you have just completed. Select Submit Final Answers now. (Pause.) You should see a box with the words, Test Submit Warning. If you are ready to submit your answers and leave the test section, you will select Yes, Submit Final Answers. If you select No, Cancel, you will go back to the Submit screen. Remember, when you are taking the ISTEP+ assessments, you can select Review to go back and review your answers if you have time before the test ends. Remember, you will not be able to return to this section of the test to review or change your answers after you select, Yes, Submit Final Answers. Select Yes now and your test will be submitted. Students will see the Test Submit Warning message; an image of this screen is shown below. If you are using a Chromebook and are not moving on to another test: After you exit the section, you will need to sign out of TestNav by selecting the user menu in the top right corner and choosing Sign out of TestNav. Do not close your screen or turn off your device before signing out. 12 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

17 You should now see the Sign out screen. You have finished the Mathematics practice test. Good job! You have reached the end of the Mathematics practice test. Part 1 Online Mathematics Section 1 Check each device and make sure that each student has exited the test properly. If not, assist those students who need help. Before the students leave the room, collect the student testing tickets and scratch paper. All student testing tickets and used scratch paper must be securely destroyed. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 13

18 Section 1: English/Language Arts Part 1 Online If your school will test English/Language Arts with online tests, use the directions in this section to administer the English/Language Arts practice tests to students. If your school will test English/Language Arts with paper-and-pencil tests, skip this section and go to page 90 in the Specific Directions for the Paper-and-Pencil section of this manual to administer the paper-and-pencil English/Language Arts practice tests to students. Be sure that you have the student testing tickets and seal codes to access the English/ Language Arts Online Practice Test before you begin administering the practice test sections. There are a total of two English/Language Arts sections. You will have two seal codes, one for each section. Each device should display the Sign In screen. To access the Sign In screen, double-click the TestNav icon or go to the URL on the practice student testing ticket using a supported browser to access the Sign In screen. The Text-to-Speech form should have been assigned to students with an IEP, a Section 504 Plan, or an ILP (EL Plan) that allows for such an accommodation. Text-to-Speech forms allow for certain sections of the test to be read aloud to students. Note to the Examiner: ELA Section 1 Read aloud ONLY the directions printed in the boxes. Additional information has been provided underneath the boxes. In this section, only the directions within the test form will be read aloud to students with a Text-to-Speech Accommodation. After the students have arrived, each student should receive: An individual student testing ticket A number two pencil and scratch paper Today you are going to take the ISTEP+ Grade 10 Section 1: English/Language Arts Practice Test. Please look at your student testing ticket and make sure that it has a Username and Password. Raise your hand if you do not have a testing ticket. Provide assistance to any student who raises his or her hand. For Students Receiving a Text-to-Speech Accommodation Select Test Audio on the Sign In screen. Listen to the sound of the bells and adjust the volume. Once you sign in, the volume cannot be changed. 14 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

19 You should see a screen that says, Sign In. Type your Username and Password exactly as shown on your student testing ticket. (Pause.) Now select Sign In. Following sign in, the student will see the Welcome screen. You should see the Welcome screen. It will show ISTEP+ Grade 10 English/ Language Arts Part 1 Practice Test, and that there are 2 sections and 2 total questions. Select Start. Part 1 Online ELA Section 1 Pause to make sure the students have selected Start and have moved to the next screen. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 15

20 Part 1 Online You should see a screen that says, Section 1: English/Language Arts and shows there is 1 question in this section. In this section, you will read a passage and then answer a question about what you have read. You may look at the passage as often as you like. ELA Section 1 At the bottom of the screen is a box with the words, Enter Seal Code. Enter this seal code in the box and then select Start. Pause to read or display the seal code for the students. You may display the seal code in the testing room, but it must be removed when the testing has ended. The students should see the first practice test question. Pause to make sure the students have the passage and the first question on their screens. If you are administering this practice test to students with a Text-to-Speech Accommodation and this is the first section of the practice test you are administering, turn to Appendix A on page 125 of this manual and read the instructions regarding how students can use the Text-to-Speech tools. Then return to this page and continue administering the practice tests to the students from this point forward. 16 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

21 Before you begin, please listen as I describe the screen and explain how to use each tool. The arrows in the upper left of your screen allow you to move to the next question or go back to the previous question. The Review tool allows you to see a list of all the questions. Questions with an orange bubble next to them have not been answered. Select the Review tool now to see the question in this section. (Pause.) The Bookmark tool allows you to mark a question you are not sure about and then come back to it later. When you select the Bookmark tool, it will change color from gray to black. If you open the Review tool, bookmarked questions will have a blue flag. Now practice selecting the Bookmark tool to see how it works. Part 1 Online ELA Section 1 Pause for the students to practice, and answer any questions students may have. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 17

22 Part 1 Online The user menu is in the far right corner of your screen and looks like the outline of a person and a drop-down arrow. When you select the drop-down arrow, you will see the option Sign out of TestNav. Do not select Sign out of TestNav at this time. You should choose this option only if you are directed to exit the test or after you have submitted your answers. In the user menu, you will see two other options. The first is the Change the background and foreground color option. Select this now. The drop-down menu shows a variety of screen color options. These options should only be used if they make it easier to read your screen. (Pause.) Now select the user menu again and choose the option Show Line Reader Mask. A gray bar with a window in it appears on your screen, allowing you to focus on reading one line at a time. Drag the tool over the question so that one line is displayed in the window. You can continue to move the reader down as you read the passage or question. If you do not find the Line Reader helpful, you do not need to use it. To remove the Line Reader, go back to the Tools drop-down menu and select, Hide Line Reader Mask. ELA Section 1 If you would like to highlight parts of a passage or question, you can use the Text Highlighter. First select the text that you want to highlight. The Text Highlighter will appear. It shows two color options for highlighting and a white box with a red line that erases what you have highlighted. Now practice using the Highlighter. (Pause.) Does anyone have any questions about the tools? Pause to allow the students to practice with the tools and to answer any questions the students may have. Now look at the passage, Smart Stuff, and Question 1 on your screen. Before you begin reading, please listen as I describe the screen. The reading passage appears on the left and the questions appear on the right. Question 1 goes with this passage. In order to read all of the passage, you will need to scroll to move down through the text. The scroll bar is located on the right side of the passage. Be sure your cursor is over the passage scroll bar in order to scroll through the passage text. Remember to scroll all the way down as you are reading to get to the end of the passage. Are there any questions? Pause to answer any questions students may have. 18 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

23 To the right of the passage, you will see some sentences and a response box. Read the passage and the sentences silently. Pause to allow the students to read passage and the question. When you are ready to answer the question, begin typing inside the response box. As you type and fill up the box, a scroll bar may appear to allow you to move back up to see what you have written. Remember that your score will depend on how well you have answered the question, NOT on how long your answer is. Now answer the question by typing in the response box. You may begin. Pause to allow the students to type their answers. Are there any questions? Pause to answer any questions the students may have. Offer any explanations necessary to clarify the questions for the students. If time allows, you may read the following possible response. For Question 1, an example that may be used is: The author uses the word smart to refer to materials that undergo changes in response to different conditions. Smart is used to refer to the practical applications of these materials and how they help people. For example, piezoelectric materials are smart because they can serve as sensors to warn us of an earthquake. Shape memory alloys are smart because they can remember their shape in response to changes in temperature. Part 1 Online ELA Section 1 Other text-based, relevant details may also be used. This question would be scored using the 2-point Constructed-Response Rubric located here: Now that you have typed in your answer to the question about the reading passage, you are ready to submit your answer. Select the Next arrow to go on to the next screen. Pause to make sure the students have selected the Next arrow and are now at the End of Section 1: English/Language Arts screen, as shown on the following page. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 19

24 Part 1 Online You are now at the end of the Section 1: English/Language Arts Practice Test. You should see the words, End of Section 1: English/Language Arts. Are there any questions about the tools or how to respond to the type of question we worked on in this test section? Pause to answer any questions the students may have. ELA Section 1 You will select Submit when you are ready to submit the test section you have just completed. Select Submit now. (Pause.) You should see a box with the words, Section Exit Warning. If you are ready to submit your answer and leave the test section, you will select Yes. If you select No, you will go back to the Submit screen. Remember, when you are taking the ISTEP+ assessments, you can select Review to go back and review your answers if you have time before the test ends. Remember, you will not be able to return to this section of the test to review or change your answers after you select, Yes. Select Yes now and your test will be submitted. Students will see the Section Exit Warning message; an image of this screen is shown below. 20 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

25 If you are not moving on to the next section: After you exit the section, you will need to sign out of TestNav by selecting the user menu in the top right corner and choosing Sign out of TestNav. Do not close your screen or turn off your device before signing out. Check to make sure that the students are now on the Section 2: English/Language Arts screen. If not, assist those students who need help. Collect and securely destroy all used scratch paper. Part 1 Online ELA Section 1 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 21

26 Section 2: English/Language Arts Part 1 Online If you are continuing immediately from Section 1: English/Language Arts and students are already logged in, please begin reading the directions in the box on the next page after the Examiner s note that says BEGIN HERE for those who are immediately continuing from Section 1. If students have completed and signed out of Section 1 English/Language Arts and are now ready to sign in to Section 2 English/Language Arts, begin reading the directions below. Be sure that you have the student testing tickets and seal codes needed to access the English/Language Arts Online Practice Test before you begin administering the practice test section. Each device should display the Sign In screen. To access the Sign In screen, double-click the TestNav icon or go to the URL on the practice student testing ticket using a supported browser to access the Sign In screen. The Text-to-Speech form should have been assigned to students with an IEP, a Section 504 Plan, or an ILP (EL Plan) that allows for such an accommodation. Text-to-Speech forms allow for certain sections of the test to be read aloud to students. ELA Section 2 Note to the Examiner: Read aloud ONLY the directions printed in the boxes. Additional information has been provided underneath the boxes. After the students have arrived, each student should receive: An individual student testing ticket A number two pencil and scratch paper Today you are going to take the ISTEP+ Grade 10 Section 2: English/Language Arts Practice Test. Please look at your student testing ticket and make sure you see the Username and Password. Raise your hand if you do not have a testing ticket. Provide assistance to any student who raises his or her hand. For Students Receiving a Text-to-Speech Accommodation Select Test Audio on the Sign In screen. Listen to the sound of the bells and adjust the volume. Once you sign in, the volume cannot be changed. 22 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

27 You should see a screen that says, Sign In. Type your Username and Password exactly as shown on your student testing ticket. (Pause.) Now select Sign In. Part 1 Online ELA Section 2 BEGIN HERE for those who are immediately continuing from Section 1. Now you are going to take the Section 2: English/Language Arts Practice Test. You should be on the Section 2 screen; there is 1 question in this section. Follow along as I read important directions about how to do your best on the writing activity. In this section, you will reread the passage from Section 1 and then respond to the writing prompt based on the passage. You may look at the passage as often as you like. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 23

28 Part 1 Online Your writing will not be scored on your personal opinions or choices but will be scored objectively on how clearly you address the prompt; how well you organize your ideas; how effectively you express yourself; and how consistently you use correct paragraphing, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Be sure to use the rules of Standard English. Standard English is the English commonly used in formal writing. It does not include slang or jargon. NOTE: Only your writing in the Final Draft text box will be scored. In this Part 1 Practice Test, you will read only one passage. In the ISTEP+ English/Language Arts Part 1 Test, different passages will be used for each section. Are there any questions? Pause to answer any questions the students may have. At the bottom of the screen is a box with the words, Enter Seal Code. Enter this seal code in the box and then select Start. ELA Section 2 Pause to read or display the seal code for the students. You may display the seal code in the testing room, but it must be removed when the testing has ended. Pause and make sure students are on the writing question for Section PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

29 Let s take a look at this question together. You will write about the passage that you just read, Smart Stuff. On the right side of your screen is the writing prompt; this is the idea about which you will be writing. It is important that you read these directions carefully before you begin your writing. Look at the three tabs on the left side of the screen. They are the Smart Stuff passage tab, the Prewriting/Planning tab, and the Checklist tab. The first tab contains the passage you will read before you respond to the question. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to see all parts of the passage. The second tab is the Prewriting/Planning tab. You may use this space for notes, lists, webs, outlines, or anything else that might help you plan your writing. You may also use scratch paper to do your planning. If you need scratch paper, raise your hand and I will give you some. Remember that in the ISTEP+ test, anything you type in the Prewriting/Planning tab or write on scratch paper will not be scored. Pause. Give scratch paper to any student who may need it. You can move anything you have typed in the planning tab to the Final Draft response box on the right side of the screen. To move text, you can copy and paste. Let s practice doing this together. First, make sure you have the Prewriting/Planning tab open on the left side of your screen. Type some text into the Prewriting/Planning tab. Part 1 Online ELA Section 2 Read only the appropriate directions shown in the next box, depending on the device students are using to test. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 25

30 Part 1 Online For PCs or Chromebooks: You can edit what you have typed by highlighting your text and using the copy and paste keyboard commands. First, use your pointer to select the text you would like to copy or paste. Next, use keyboard commands to copy or paste. To copy, press Control and c. To paste, press Control and v. If you need to undo an action, such as copying the wrong information, press Control z. Now practice copying and pasting text from the planning tab into the Final Draft text box. For Macintosh computers: You can edit what you have typed by highlighting your text and using the copy and paste keyboard commands. First, use your pointer to select the text you would like to copy or paste. Next, use keyboard commands to copy or paste. To copy, press Command and c. To paste, press Command and v. If you need to undo an action, such as copying the wrong information, press Command z. ELA Section 2 For ipads: Now practice copying and pasting text from the planning tab into the Final Draft text box. You can edit what you have typed by highlighting your text and then using the copy and paste features that appear on your screen. First, select the text you would like to copy by tapping and holding your finger on the first word you wish to select. When you release your finger, a menu will pop up above the selected word. Choose Select. The word will be highlighted in blue with two grab points on either side. Drag the right grab point to the end of the text you wish to select. When you release your finger after dragging, a different menu will pop up. The cut and copy options are in this menu. Select Copy. To paste the text you have copied, tap and hold your finger on a location in the Final Draft response box. After you release your finger, a menu will pop up above the text. The option to paste is in this menu. Select Paste. If you need to undo an action, such as copying the wrong information, bring up the touchscreen keyboard and choose.?123. Select undo. Now practice copying and pasting text from the planning tab into the Final Draft text box. 26 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

31 Assist students as needed as they practice copying and pasting text into the Final Draft text box. Answer any questions the students may have. The Checklist tab provides a list of general guidelines to follow when writing. Select the Checklist tab to see the Editing Checklist. Check your writing for correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. Remember, your writing should be well organized. Are there any questions? Pause to answer any questions the students may have. Read the directions very carefully and do your best to answer clearly and completely. Complete the writing activity in the Final Draft text box. As you type your response into the Final Draft text box, you will notice that the number in the small box under the bottom left corner will count down from 10,000. Ten thousand is the maximum number of characters you can type into the Final Draft text box. You are not expected to fill up the box completely, but remember to check this box often while you type to make sure you don t run out of room while you write your response. Also remember that on the ISTEP+ test, only what you type into the Final Draft text box will be scored. (Pause.) Are there any questions? Pause. Answer any questions students may have. Part 1 Online ELA Section 2 You may begin. Pause. Give students time to finish their writing. Are there any questions about how to use the tabs, how to copy or paste using the keyboard commands, how to use the Editing Checklist, or how to respond to a writing prompt question? Pause to answer any questions the students may have. Student responses to this question would be scored using the 6-point Writing Rubric and the 4-point Grammar and Usage Rubric located here: assessment/englishlanguage-arts-rubrics. Once you have answered the writing prompt, you are ready to submit your final answers. Select the Next arrow at the top of the screen to go to the Submit screen. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 27

32 Part 1 Online Pause to make sure the students have selected the Next arrow and are now at the End of Section 2: English/Language Arts screen, as shown below. ELA Section 2 You are now at the end of the Section 2: English/Language Arts Practice Test. You should see the words, End of Section 2: English/Language Arts. You will select Submit Final Answers when you are ready to submit the test section you have just completed. Select Submit Final Answers now. (Pause.) You should see a box with the words, Test Submit Warning. If you are ready to submit your answer and leave the test section, you will select Yes, Submit Final Answers. If you select No, Cancel, you will go back to the Submit screen. Remember, when you are taking the ISTEP+ assessments, you can select Review to go back and review your answers if you have time before the test ends. Remember, you will not be able to return to this section of the test to review or change your answers after you select, Yes, Submit Final Answers. Select Yes now and your test will be submitted. Students will see the Test Submit Warning message; an image of this screen is shown below. 28 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

33 If you are using a Chromebook and are not moving on to another test: After you exit the section, you will need to sign out of TestNav by selecting the user menu in the top right corner and choosing Sign out of TestNav. Do not close your screen or turn off your device before signing out. You should now see the Sign out screen. You have finished the English/ Language Arts practice tests. Good job! You have reached the end of the English/Language Arts practice test. Check each device and make sure that each student has exited the test properly. If not, assist those students who need help. Part 1 Online ELA Section 2 Before the students leave the room, collect the student testing tickets and scratch paper. All student testing tickets and used scratch paper must be securely destroyed. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 29

34 Section 1: Science Part 1 Online NOTE: The Part 1 and Part 2 Science scripts DO NOT apply to the ISTEP+ Grade 10 Winter administration. Students should NOT take the Grade 10 Science Practice Test for the Winter administration. If your school will test Science with online tests, use the directions in this section to administer the Science practice test to students. If your school will test Science with paperand-pencil tests, skip this section and go to page 95 in the Specific Directions for the Paper-and-Pencil section of this manual to administer the paper-and-pencil Science practice tests to students. Be sure that you have the student testing tickets and seal codes needed to access the Science Online Practice Test before you begin administering the practice test section; there is one section, therefore, you will have one seal code. Each device should display the Sign In screen. To access the Sign In screen, double-click the TestNav icon or go to the URL on the practice student testing ticket using a supported browser to access the Sign In screen. The Text-to-Speech form should have been assigned to students with an IEP, a Section 504 Plan, or an ILP (EL Plan) that allows for such an accommodation. Text-to-Speech forms allow for certain sections of the test to be read aloud to students. Note to the Examiner: Read aloud ONLY the directions printed in the boxes. Additional information has been provided underneath the boxes. After the students have arrived, each student should receive: Science Section 1 An individual student testing ticket A number two pencil and scratch paper Today you are going to take the ISTEP+ Grade 10 Section 1: Science Practice Test. Please look at your student testing ticket and make sure you see the Username and Password. Raise your hand if you do not have a testing ticket. Provide assistance to any student who raises his or her hand. For Students Receiving a Text-to-Speech Accommodation Select Test Audio on the Sign In screen. Listen to the sound of the bells and adjust the volume. Once you sign in, the volume cannot be changed. 30 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

35 You should see a screen that reads, Sign In. Type your Username and Password exactly as shown on your student testing ticket. (Pause.) Now select Sign In. Following sign in, the student will see the Welcome screen. You should see the Welcome screen. It will show ISTEP+ Grade 10 Science Part 1 Practice Test and that there is 1 section and 1 question. Select Start. Pause to make sure the students have selected Start and have moved to the next screen. Part 1 Online Science Section 1 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 31

36 Part 1 Online You should see a screen that says, Section 1: Science and shows there is 1 question. In this section, you will read a two-part question and then type your answers in the boxes provided. At the bottom of the screen is a box with the words, Enter Seal Code. Enter this seal code in the box and then select Start. Pause to read or display the seal code for the students. You may display the seal code in the testing room, but it must be removed when the testing has ended. The students should see the first practice test question. Pause to make sure the students have the first question on their screens. Science Section 1 If you are administering this practice test to students with a Text-to-Speech Accommodation and this is the first section of the practice test you are administering, turn to Appendix A on page 125 of this manual and read the instructions regarding how students can use the Text-to-Speech tools. Then return to this page and continue administering the practice tests to the students from this point forward. 32 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

37 Before you begin, please listen as I describe the screen and explain how to use each tool. The arrows in the upper left of your screen allow you to move to the next question or go back to the previous question. The Review tool allows you to see a list of all the questions. Questions with an orange bubble next to them have not been answered. Select the Review tool now to see the list of questions in this section. (Pause.) The Bookmark tool allows you to mark a question you are not sure about and then come back to it later. When you select the Bookmark tool, it will change color from gray to black. If you open the Review tool, bookmarked questions will have a blue flag. Now practice selecting the Bookmark tool to see how it works. Part 1 Online Science Section 1 Pause for the students to practice, and answer any questions students may have. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 33

38 Part 1 Online The user menu is in the far right corner of your screen and looks like the outline of a person and a drop-down arrow. When you select the drop-down arrow, you will see the option Sign out of TestNav. Do not select Sign out of TestNav at this time. You should choose this option only if you are directed to exit the test or after you have submitted your answers. In the user menu, you will see two other options. The first is the Change the background and foreground color option. Select this now. The drop-down menu shows a variety of screen color options. These options should only be used if they make it easier to read your screen. (Pause.) Now select the user menu again and choose the option Show Line Reader Mask. A gray bar with a window in it appears on your screen, allowing you to focus on reading one line at a time. Drag the tool over the question so that one line is displayed in the window. You can continue to move the reader down as you read the question. If you do not find the Line Reader helpful, you do not need to use it. To remove the Line Reader, go back to the user menu and select, Hide Line Reader Mask. If you would like to highlight parts of a question, you can use the Text Highlighter. First select the text that you want to highlight. The Text Highlighter will appear. It shows two color options for highlighting and a white box with a red line that erases what you have highlighted. Now practice using the Highlighter. (Pause.) Does anyone have any questions about the tools? Pause to allow the students to practice with the tools and to answer any questions the students may have. Science Section 1 Under the first question, you will see two response boxes. Click in the response boxes to type your answers. Take a few minutes to answer the first question. (Pause.) Now take a few more minutes to answer the second question in the response box below it. Pause to allow students time to answer the second question. Are there any questions? Pause to answer any questions the students may have. Offer any explanations necessary to clarify the questions for the students. 34 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

39 If time allows, you may read the following possible responses. For Part 1 of Question 1, a correct answer would include that the scientist s hypothesis is supported by the data because the graph shows that the number of non-native flowering plants is decreasing and the number of native grass plants is increasing. For Part 2 of Question 1, a correct answer may be similar to The scientist could conclude that when the non-native flowering plants are removed from the prairie, the number of native grass plants increases more slowly than the rate at which the non-native flowering plants are removed. Other relevant responses may also be used. When you have finished answering both parts of Question 1 and are ready to submit your answers, select the Next arrow to go on to the next screen. Pause to make sure the students have selected the Next arrow and are now at the End of Section 1: Science screen, shown below. Part 1 Online Science Section 1 You are now at the end of the Section 1: Science Practice Test. You should see the words, End of Section 1: Science. Are there any questions about the practice test or how to respond to the type of question we worked on in this test section? PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 35

40 Part 1 Online Answer any questions the students may have about the practice test or any of the tools. When you are certain all of the students are comfortable with the types of questions and how to use all the tools, continue. You will select Submit Final Answers when you are ready to submit the test section you have just completed. Select Submit Final Answers now. (Pause.) You should see a box with the words, Test Submit Warning. If you are ready to submit your answers and leave the test section, you will select, Yes Submit Final Answers. If you select, No, Cancel, you will go back to the Submit screen. Remember, when you are taking the ISTEP+ assessments, you can select Review to go back and review your answers if you have time before the test ends. Remember, you will not be able to return to this section of the test to review or change your answers after you select, Yes, Submit Final Answers. Select Yes now and your test will be submitted. Students will see the Test Submit Warning message; an image of this screen is shown below. Science Section 1 If you are using a Chromebook and are not moving on to another test: After you exit the section, you will need to sign out of TestNav by selecting the user menu in the top right corner and choosing Sign out of TestNav. Do not close your screen or turn off your device before signing out. You should now see the Sign out screen. You have finished the Science practice test. Good job! You have reached the end of the Science practice test. 36 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

41 Check each device and make sure that each student has exited the test properly. If not, assist those students who need help. Before the students leave the room, collect the student testing tickets and scratch paper. All student testing tickets and used scratch paper must be securely destroyed. Part 1 Online Science Section 1 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 37

42 Part 2 Online Mathematics Section 1 Specific Directions for the Part 2 Online Section 1: Mathematics If your school will test Mathematics with online tests, use the directions in this section to administer the Mathematics practice test to students. If your school will test Mathematics with paper-and-pencil tests, skip this section and go to page 98 in the Specific Directions for the Paper-and-Pencil section of this manual to administer the paper-andpencil Mathematics practice test to students. Be sure that you have the student testing tickets and seal codes needed to access the Mathematics Online Practice Test before you begin administering the practice test sections. There are a total of two Mathematics sections (1 and 2); therefore, you will have two seal codes, one for each section. Each device should display the Sign In screen. To access the Sign In screen, double-click the TestNav icon or go to the URL on the practice student testing ticket using a supported browser to access the Sign In screen. Unless specified by a student s IEP or Section 504 Plan, use of calculators is not allowed for students taking the Part 2 ISTEP+ Grade 10 Mathematics Section 1 Practice Test. The Text-to-Speech form should have been assigned to students with an IEP, a Section 504 Plan, or an ILP (EL Plan) that allows for such an accommodation. Text-to-Speech forms allow for certain sections of the test to be read aloud to students. Note to the Examiner: Read aloud ONLY the directions printed in the boxes. Additional information has been provided underneath the boxes. After the students have arrived, each student should receive: An individual student testing ticket A number two pencil and scratch paper Today you are going to take the ISTEP+ Grade 10 Section 1: Mathematics Practice Test. Please look at your student testing ticket and make sure you see the Username and Password. Raise your hand if you do not have a testing ticket. Provide assistance to any student who raises his or her hand. 38 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

43 For Students Receiving a Text-to-Speech Accommodation Select Test Audio on the Sign In screen. Listen to the sound of the bells and adjust the volume. Once you sign in, the volume cannot be changed. You should see a screen that says Sign In. Type your Username and Password exactly as shown on your student testing ticket. (Pause.) Part 2 Online Now select Sign In. Mathematics Section 1 Following sign in, the student will see the Welcome screen. You should see the Welcome screen. It will show ISTEP+ Grade 10 Mathematics Part 2 Practice Test, and that there are 2 sections with 15 total questions. Select Start. Pause to make sure the students have selected Start and have moved to the next screen. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 39

44 Part 2 Online Mathematics Section 1 You should see a screen that says, Section 1: Mathematics, and shows that there are 8 questions. At the bottom of the screen is a box with the words, Enter Seal Code. Enter this seal code in the box and then select Start. Pause to read or display the seal code for the students. You may display the seal code for Section 1 ONLY in the testing room, but it must be removed when the testing has ended. The students should see the first practice test question. Pause to make sure the students have the first question on their screens. If you are administering this practice test to students with a Text-to-Speech Accommodation and this is the first section of the practice test you are administering, turn to Appendix A on page 125 of this manual and read the instructions regarding how students can use the Text-to-Speech tools. Then return to this page and continue administering the practice tests to the students from this point forward. 40 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

45 Part 2 Online Mathematics Section 1 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 41

46 Part 2 Online Mathematics Section 1 Before you begin, please listen as I describe the screen and explain how to use each tool. The arrows in the upper left of your screen allow you to move to the next question or go back to the previous question. The Review tool allows you to see a list of all the questions. Questions with an orange bubble next to them have not been answered. Select the Review tool now to see the list of questions in this section. (Pause.) The Bookmark tool allows you to mark a question you are not sure about and then come back to it later. When you select the Bookmark tool, it will change color from gray to black. If you open the Review tool, bookmarked questions will have a blue flag. Now practice selecting the Bookmark tool to see how it works. Pause for the students to practice, and answer any questions students may have. The Pointer is the tool used to select a response. Any time you need to turn off a tool, select the icon for that tool again or select the Pointer tool. There are two different rulers provided: an inch ruler and a centimeter ruler. You can drag the ruler anywhere on the screen or turn the ruler using the circles on either end. Practice moving the ruler in different ways and to different places on the screen. Pause for the students to practice, and answer any questions students may have. 42 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

47 The user menu is in the far right corner of your screen and looks like the outline of a person and a drop-down arrow. When you select the drop-down arrow, you will see the option Sign out of TestNav. Do not select Sign out of TestNav at this time. You should choose this option only if you are directed to exit the test or after you have submitted your answers. In the user menu, you will see two other options. The first is the Change the background and foreground color option. Select this now. The drop-down menu shows a variety of screen color options. These options should only be used if they make it easier to read your screen. (Pause.) Now select the user menu again and choose the option Show Line Reader Mask. A gray bar with a window in it appears on your screen, allowing you to focus on reading one line at a time. Drag the tool over the question so that one line is displayed in the window. You can continue to move the reader down as you read the question. If you do not find the Line Reader helpful, you do not need to use it. To remove the Line Reader tool, go back to the user menu and select, Hide Line Reader Mask. Part 2 Online Mathematics Section 1 On the right side of your screen is the Exhibits option. Select this option and a Mathematics Reference Sheet will appear on your screen. The reference sheet provides you with formulas that may be helpful in solving some of the problems. To close the reference sheet, select the X in the upper right corner. If you would like to highlight parts of a question, you can use the Text Highlighter. First select the text that you want to highlight. The Text Highlighter will appear. It shows two color options for highlighting and a white box with a red line that erases what you have highlighted. Now practice using the Highlighter. (Pause.) Does anyone have any questions about the tools? Pause to allow the students to practice with the tools and to answer any questions the students may have. Now look at the top of the screen and you will see this is Question 1 of 8. Read the problem silently and find the correct answers to Part A and Part B. Remember to work the problems on your scratch paper, if needed, and then enter your answers on the device screen. In order to read all of the question, you may need to scroll to move down through the question. When you are finished selecting your answers, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 1. Do not read the question aloud. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 43

48 Part 2 Online Has everyone finished answering Question 1? (Pause.) For Part A, you should have graphed the line that goes through points (0, 90) and (30, 70) by plotting any two points that are on the graph of the line, such as (0, 90), (30, 70), or (90, 30). For Part B, you should have selected, intersect from the drop-down list. If you did not answer Part A or Part B correctly, change your answers now. Are there any questions? Mathematics Section 1 Make sure students have selected the correct answers. Answer any questions they may have. Select the Next arrow at the top of the screen to go to Question 2. Before we look at Question 2, we will review another tool available to help you with the multiple-choice questions in this section. Next to the rulers tool is an X. This is the Answer Eliminator tool. This tool is called the Answer Eliminator because you can use it to mark answer choices that you do not think are correct. Select the X icon. (Pause.) To eliminate an answer choice, select it. You should see a red X over the answer choice. You can do this for as many answer choices as you wish. As long as the tool is on, you can also move it to an answer you have eliminated, select the answer, and the red X will disappear. Practice selecting different answer choices. (Pause.) Before you can select the correct answer, you must turn off the Answer Eliminator tool. Turn off the Answer Eliminator by selecting that icon again. Now read Question 2 silently, and then select your answers. When you are finished, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 2. Do not read the question aloud. 44 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

49 Part 2 Online Mathematics Section 1 Has everyone finished answering Question 2? (Pause.) You should have selected answer choices B, C, and D. If you did not select these correct answers, select them now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answers. Answer any questions they may have. Select the Next arrow to go to Question 3. For this question, you will drag the numbers so that they appear in the correct order. When you are finished, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 3. Do not read the question aloud. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 45

50 Part 2 Online Has everyone finished answering Question 3? (Pause.) For this problem, you should have dragged the numbers into the order 5.73E 1, 5.89E 1, 5.5E1, 5.42E3, 5.3E4. If you did not arrange the numbers in this order, correct your answer now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have entered the correct answers. Answer any questions they may have. Mathematics Section 1 Select the Next arrow to go to Question 4. Read Question 4 and select the answers. When you are finished, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 4. Do not read the question aloud. Has everyone finished answering Question 4? (Pause.) You should have selected the following three equations: the first and third equations in the top row and last equation in the bottom row. If you did not select these correct answers, select them now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answers. Answer any questions they may have. Select the Next arrow to go to Question 5. Read Question 5 and drag and drop the answers into the correct boxes. When you are finished, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 5. Do not read the question aloud. 46 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

51 Part 2 Online Mathematics Section 1 Has everyone finished answering Question 5? (Pause.) You should have completed the table by entering, from top to bottom, Causation, Causation, Correlation, Correlation, Causation, Correlation. If you did not select these correct answers, select them now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answers. Answer any questions they may have. Select the Next arrow to go to Question 6. Read Question 6 and select the answers. When you are finished, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 6. Do not read the question aloud. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 47

52 Part 2 Online Mathematics Section 1 Has everyone finished answering Question 6? (Pause.) You should have selected, from top to bottom, Linear, Nonlinear, Linear. If you did not select these correct answers, select them now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answers. Answer any questions they may have. Select the Next arrow to go to Question 7. Read Question 7, select a solution set indicator, and drag it to the appropriate location(s) on the number line. When you are finished, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 7. Do not read the question aloud. 48 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

53 Part 2 Online Mathematics Section 1 Has everyone finished answering Question 7? (Pause.) You should have selected the solution set indicator with an open circle on the left and a closed circle on the right, and you should have dragged the left end point to 3 and the right end point to 2. If you did not find the correct solution set, correct your answer now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answer. Answer any questions they may have. Select the Next arrow to go to Question 8. Read Question 8 and enter your answer in the box. When you are finished, stop and we will discuss the question together. If an answer requires that you enter a fraction, you must use the forward slash (/) in your answer. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 8. Do not read the question aloud. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 49

54 Part 2 Online Has everyone finished answering Question 8? (Pause.) You should have entered 3 or 6. If you did not enter one of these values, enter a correct value now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have entered the correct answer. Answer any questions they may have. Mathematics Section 1 When you have finished answering Question 8 and are ready to submit your answers, select the Next arrow to go to the next screen. Pause to make sure the students have selected the Next arrow and are now at the End of Section 1: Mathematics screen, shown below. You are now at the end of the Section 1: Mathematics Practice Test. You should see the words, End of Section 1: Mathematics. Are there any questions about the tools or how to respond to the types of Mathematics questions we worked on in this test section? Answer any questions the students may have about the practice test or any of the tools. When you are certain all of the students are comfortable with the types of questions and how to use all the tools, continue. 50 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

55 You will select Submit when you are ready to submit the test section you have just completed. Select Submit now. (Pause.) You should see a box with the words, Section Exit Warning. If you are ready to submit your answers and leave the test section, you will select Yes. If you select No, you will go back to the Submit screen. Remember, when you are taking the ISTEP+ assessments, you can select Review to go back and review your answers if you have time before the test ends. Part 2 Online Remember, you will not be able to return to this section of the test to review or change your answers after you select, Yes. Select Yes now and your test will be submitted. Students will see the Section Exit Warning message; an image of this screen is shown below. Mathematics Section 1 If you are not moving on to the next section: After you exit the section, you will need to sign out of TestNav by selecting the user menu in the top right corner and choosing Sign out of TestNav. Do not close your screen or turn off your device before signing out. Check to make sure that the students are now on the Section 2: Mathematics screen. If not, assist those students who need help. Collect and securely destroy all used scratch paper. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 51

56 Section 2: Mathematics Part 2 Online If you are continuing immediately from Section 1: Mathematics and students are already logged in, please begin reading the directions in the box on the next page after the Examiner s note that says BEGIN HERE for those who are immediately continuing from Section 1. If students have completed and signed out of Section 1 Mathematics and are now ready to sign in to Section 2 Mathematics, begin reading the directions below. Be sure that you have the student testing tickets and seal codes needed to access the Mathematics Online Practice Test before you begin administering the practice test section. Mathematics Section 2 Each device should display the Sign In screen. To access the Sign In screen, double-click the TestNav icon or go to the URL on the practice student testing ticket using a supported browser to access the Sign In screen. All students may use a calculator when taking ISTEP+ Grade 10 Mathematics Section 2. The Text-to-Speech form should have been assigned to students with an IEP, a Section 504 Plan, or an ILP (EL Plan) that allows for such an accommodation. Text-to-Speech forms allow for certain sections of the test to be read aloud to students. Note to the Examiner: Read aloud ONLY the directions printed in the boxes. Additional information has been provided underneath the boxes. After the students have arrived, each student should receive: An individual student testing ticket A number two pencil and scratch paper Today you are going to take the ISTEP+ Grade 10 Section 2: Mathematics Practice Test. Please look at your student testing ticket and make sure you see the Username and Password. Raise your hand if you do not have a testing ticket. Provide assistance to any student who raises his or her hand. For Students Receiving a Text-to-Speech Accommodation Select Test Audio on the Sign In screen. Listen to sound of the bells and adjust the volume. Once you sign in, the volume cannot be changed. 52 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

57 You should see a screen that says, Sign In. Type your Username and Password exactly as shown on your student testing ticket. (Pause.) Now select Sign In. Part 2 Online Mathematics Section 2 BEGIN HERE for those who are immediately continuing from Section 1. Now you are going to take practice test Section 2: Mathematics. (Pause.) You should see a screen that says, Section 2: Mathematics and a box that shows you that there are 7 questions in this section. At the bottom of the screen is a box with the words, Enter Seal Code. Enter this seal code in the box and then select Start. Pause to read or display the seal code for the students. You may display the seal code for Section 2 ONLY in the testing room, but it must be removed when the testing has ended. The students should see the first practice test question. Pause to make sure the students have the first question on their screens. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 53

58 Part 2 Online Mathematics Section 2 Now look at the top of the screen and you will see this is Question 1 of 7. Also notice the Calculator tool in your tool bar. This is the tool to select if you want to use the online calculator. (Pause.) Selecting the Calculator opens a calculator on your screen that can be used to solve the problems. You can select the calculator buttons or use your keyboard to type problems into the calculator. Practice using the calculator now by entering a simple problem you know the answer to such as two-plus-two. Then close the Calculator tool. (Pause.) Now we will take a look at Question 1 together. Read the problem silently and find the correct answers. When you are finished selecting your answers, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 1. Do not read the question aloud. Has everyone finished answering Question 1? (Pause.) For this question, you should have selected 1 for the number of faces that a cone has. For a cylinder, you should have selected 2; for the sphere, zero; for the square pyramid, 5; and for a right rectangular prism, 6. If you did not select these correct answers, select them now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answers. Answer any questions they may have. 54 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

59 Select the Next arrow at the top of the screen to go to Question 2. Now read Question 2. Select points on the graph to answer the question. When you are finished selecting your answer, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 2. Do not read the question aloud. Part 2 Online Mathematics Section 2 Has everyone finished Question 2? (Pause.) You should have plotted points at (1, 1), (8, 1), (8, 5) and (4, 5). If you did not plot these points, plot them now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answers. Answer any questions they may have. Now select the Next arrow to go to Question 3. Read the problem. Select the Inequality 1 button, choose a line style, and plot your points. Then select the Inequality 2 button, choose the line style, and plot your points. Then select the Solution set button and select the area to shade. When you are finished, stop and we will discuss this question together. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 55

60 Pause to allow the students to complete Question 3. Do not read the question aloud. Mathematics Section 2 Part 2 Online Has everyone finished answering Question 3? (Pause.) You should have found the solution set for the inequalities x + y < 9 and y 2x. This is done by first selecting the dashed line for Inequality 1 and plotting the line x + y = 9, which includes the points (0, 9) and (9, 0), and then by selecting the solid line for Inequality 2 and plotting the line y = 2x, which includes the points (0, 0) and (1, 2). Finally, you should have selected Solution set and then selected the region that is below the line x + y = 9 and above the line y = 2x. If you did not correctly find the solution set, do so now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answers. Answer any questions they may have. 56 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

61 Select the Next arrow to go to Question 4. Read Question 4, select a function type, and drag the points to the correct locations. When you are finished, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 4. Do not read the question aloud. Part 2 Online Mathematics Section 2 Has everyone finished answering Question 4? (Pause.) You should have graphed the function by selecting Exponential and then plotting any two of the points (0, 1), (1, 0.5), (2, 0.25), or ( 1, 2). If you did not graph the function correctly, do so now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answers. Answer any questions they may have. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 57

62 Part 2 Online Select the Next arrow to go to Question 5. Read the problem silently and find the correct answers to Part A and Part B of Question 5. When you are finished, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 5. Do not read the question aloud. Mathematics Section 2 58 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

63 Has everyone finished answering Question 5? (Pause.) For Part A, in the left column, you should have placed one red and one white tile in any order. In the right column, the top section should have one red, one blue, and one white tile in any order. In the right column, you should have placed one red and one blue tile in any order in the middle section. In the right column, you should have placed one blue and one white tile in any order in the bottom section. If you did not place the correct tiles in the boxes, correct your answer now. (Pause.) For Part B, the correct answer is the fraction, 5 9 or any equivalent fraction. If you did not enter 5 9 or an equivalent fraction, enter it now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answers. Answer any questions they may have. Part 2 Online Mathematics Section 2 Select the Next arrow to go to Question 6. Read Question 6 and select your answers. When you are finished, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 6. Do not read the question aloud. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 59

64 Part 2 Online Has everyone finished answering Question 6? (Pause.) You should have selected the statement about the domain that is second from the top, The domain is all real numbers x such that x 1., and the statement about the range that is second from the bottom, The range is all real numbers y such that y > 0. If you did not select these statements, do so now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answers. Answer any questions they may have. Mathematics Section 2 Select the Next arrow to go to Question 7. Read Question 7 and select your answers from the drop-down lists. When you are finished, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 7. Do not read the question aloud. Has everyone finished answering Question 7? (Pause.) You should have selected infinitely many solutions for Equation 1, one solution for Equation 2, and no solutions for Equation 3. If you did not select these answers, do so now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answers. Answer any questions they may have. 60 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

65 When you have finished answering Question 7 and are ready to submit your answers for this section, select the Next arrow to go to the next screen. Pause to make sure the students have selected the Next arrow and are now at the End of Section 2: Mathematics screen, shown below. Part 2 Online Mathematics Section 2 You are now at the end of the Section 2: Mathematics Practice Test. You should see the words, End of Section 2: Mathematics. Are there any questions about the tools or how to respond to the types of Mathematics questions we worked on in this test section? Answer any questions the students may have about the practice test or any of the tools. When you are certain all of the students are comfortable with the types of questions and how to use all the tools, continue. You will select Submit Final Answers when you are ready to submit the test section you have just completed. Select Submit Final Answers now. (Pause.) You should see a box with the words, Test Submit Warning. If you are ready to submit your answers and leave the test section, you will select Yes, Submit Final Answers. If you select No, Cancel, you will go back to the Submit screen. Remember, when you are taking the ISTEP+ assessments, you can select Review to go back and review your answers if you have time before the test ends. Remember, you will not be able to return to this section of the test to review or change your answers after you select, Yes, Submit Final Answers. Select Yes now and your test will be submitted. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 61

66 Part 2 Online Students will see the Test Submit Warning message; an image of this screen is shown below. Mathematics Section 2 If you are using a Chromebook and are not moving on to another test: After you exit the section, you will need to sign out of TestNav by selecting the user menu in the top right corner and choosing Sign out of TestNav. Do not close your screen or turn off your device before signing out. You should now see the Sign out screen. You have finished the Mathematics practice test. Good job! You have reached the end of the Mathematics practice test. Check each device and make sure that each student has exited the test properly. If not, assist those students who need help. Before the students leave the room, collect the student testing tickets and scratch paper. All student testing tickets and used scratch paper must be securely destroyed. 62 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

67 Section 1: English/Language Arts If your school will test English/Language Arts with online tests, use the directions in this section to administer the English/Language Arts practice test to students. If your school will test English/Language Arts with paper-and-pencil tests, skip this section and go to page 112 in the Specific Directions for the Paper-and-Pencil section of this manual to administer the paper-and-pencil practice test to students. Be sure that you have the student testing tickets and seal code needed to access the English/Language Arts Online Practice Test before you begin administering the practice test section; there is one section, therefore, you will have one seal code. Each device should display the Sign In screen. To access the Sign In screen, double-click the TestNav icon or go to the URL on the practice student testing ticket using a supported browser to access the Sign In screen. The Text-to-Speech form should have been assigned to students with an IEP, a Section 504 Plan, or an ILP (EL Plan) that allows for such an accommodation. Text-to-Speech forms allow for certain sections of the test to be read aloud to students. Note to the Examiner: Read aloud ONLY the directions printed in the boxes. Additional information has been provided underneath the boxes. After the students have arrived, each student should receive: An individual student testing ticket A number two pencil and scratch paper Part 2 Online ELA Section 1 Today you are going to take the ISTEP+ Grade 10 Section 1: English/Language Arts Practice Test. Please look at your student testing ticket and make sure that it has a Username and Password. Raise your hand if you do not have a testing ticket. Provide assistance to any student who raises his or her hand. For Students Receiving a Text-to-Speech Accommodation Select Test Audio on the Sign In screen. Listen to the sound of the bells and adjust the volume. Once you sign in, the volume cannot be changed. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 63

68 Part 2 Online You should see a screen that says, Sign In. Type your Username and Password exactly as shown on your student testing ticket. (Pause.) Now select Sign In. Following sign in, the student will see the Welcome screen. ELA Section 1 You should see the Welcome screen. It will show ISTEP+ Grade 10 English/ Language Arts Part 2 Practice Test, and that there is 1 section and 7 total questions. Select Start. Pause to make sure the students have selected Start and have moved to the next screen. 64 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

69 You should see a screen that says, Section 1: English/Language Arts and shows there are 7 questions in this section. At the bottom of the screen is a box with the words, Enter Seal Code. Enter this seal code in the box and then select Start. Pause to read or display the seal code for the students. You may display the seal code in the testing room, but it must be removed when the testing has ended. The students should see the first practice test question. Pause to make sure the students have the first question on their screens. If you are administering this practice test to students with a Text-to-Speech Accommodation and this is the first section of the practice test you are administering, turn to Appendix A on page 125 of this manual and read the instructions regarding how students can use the Text-to-Speech tools. Then return to this page and continue administering the practice tests to the students from this point forward. Part 2 Online ELA Section 1 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 65

70 Part 2 Online Before you begin, please listen as I describe the screen and explain how to use each tool. The arrows in the upper left of your screen are Navigation tools. The forward arrow takes you to the next question. The back arrow takes you to the previous question. The Review tool allows you to see a list of all the questions. Questions with an orange bubble next to them have not been answered. Select the Review tool now to see the list of questions in this section. (Pause.) The Bookmark tool allows you to mark a question you are not sure about and then come back to it later. When you select the Bookmark tool, it will change color from gray to black. If you open the Review tool, bookmarked questions will have a blue flag. Now practice selecting the Bookmark tool to see how it works. Pause for the students to practice, and answer any questions students may have. The Pointer is the tool used to select a response. Any time you need to turn off a tool, select the icon for that tool again or select the Pointer tool. ELA Section 1 Pause for the students to practice, and answer any questions students may have. The user menu is in the far right corner of your screen and looks like the outline of a person and a drop-down arrow. When you select the drop-down arrow, you will see the option Sign out of TestNav. Do not select Sign out of TestNav at this time. You should choose this option only if you are directed to exit the test or after you have submitted your answers. In the user menu, you will see two other options. The first is the Change the background and foreground color option. Select this now. The drop-down menu shows a variety of screen color options. These options should only be used if they make it easier to read your screen. (Pause.) Now select the user menu again and choose the option Show Line Reader Mask. A gray bar with a window in it appears on your screen, allowing you to focus on reading one line at a time. Drag the tool over the question so that one line is displayed in the window. You can continue to move the reader down as you read the question. If you do not find the Line Reader helpful, you do not need to use it. To remove the Line Reader, go back to the user menu and select, Hide Line Reader Mask. Does anyone have any questions about the tools? Pause to allow the students to practice with the tools and to answer any questions the students may have. 66 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

71 Now look at the top of the screen and you will see this is Question 1 of 7. Read the directions silently and select the correct answer. Then stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 1. Do not read the question aloud. Has everyone finished answering Question 1? (Pause.) You should have selected A thunderous belch for the first drop-down list and uneasy giggles for the second drop-down list. If you did not select these answers, select them now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answers. Answer any questions they may have. Select the Next arrow at the top of the screen to go to Question 2. Make sure students have Question 2 on their device screens. You should now see Question 2. Read the question and select the correct highlighted sentence. Take a moment to answer this question, then stop and we will discuss the question together. Part 2 Online ELA Section 1 Pause to allow the students to complete Question 2. Do not read the question aloud. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 67

72 Part 2 Online Has everyone finished answering Question 2? (Pause.) You should have selected the sentence Training a dog to discriminate between two different scents is much less intense than training discrimination among many scents. If you did not select this answer, select it now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answer. Answer any questions they may have. Select the Next arrow at the top of the screen to go to Question 3. You should carefully read the paragraph and then drag and drop the words into the correct boxes. Take a moment to answer this question, then stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 3. Do not read the question aloud. ELA Section 1 Has everyone finished answering Question 3? (Pause.) You should have selected adversary for the first box, adverse for the second box, and adversity for the last box. If you did not select these answers, select them now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answers. Answer any questions they may have. 68 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

73 Select the Next arrow at the top of the screen to go to Question 4. Before you begin reading, please listen as I describe the screen. The reading passage appears in the left column, and the questions appear in the right column. Question 4 goes with this passage. In order to read all of the passage, you will need to scroll to move down through the text. Let s practice scrolling now. The scroll bar is located on the right side of the passage. Be sure your cursor is over the passage scroll bar in order to scroll through the passage text. Remember to scroll all the way down as you are reading to get to the end of the passage. If you would like to highlight parts of a passage or question, you can use the Text Highlighter. First select the text that you want to highlight. The Text Highlighter will appear. It shows two color options for highlighting and a white box with a red line that erases what you have highlighted. Now practice using the Highlighter. (Pause.) We will now review another tool available to help you with the multiple-choice questions in this section. Next to the Pointer tool is an X. This is the Answer Eliminator tool. This tool is called the Answer Eliminator because you can use it to mark answer choices that you do not think are correct. Select the X. (Pause.) To eliminate an answer choice, select it. You should see a red X over the answer choice. You can do this for as many answer choices as you wish. As long as the tool is on, you can also move it to an answer you have eliminated, select the answer, and the red X will disappear. Practice selecting different answer choices. (Pause.) Part 2 Online ELA Section 1 Before you can select the correct answer, you must turn off the Answer Eliminator tool. Turn off the Answer Eliminator by selecting that icon again. Does anyone have any questions about the tools? Pause to answer any questions students may have. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 69

74 Part 2 Online ELA Section 1 This question includes a passage titled, Night and Day You should carefully read the passage and the directions above the passage. Then you will answer the question on the right side of your screen about what you have read. Take a moment now to read the directions, the passage, and answer Question 4. When you are finished, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to read the passage and complete Question 4. Do not read the passage or the question aloud. Walk around the room to make sure students are on the right question and are scrolling through the passage to the end, and answer any questions the students may have, including how to select their answer. Has everyone finished reading this passage and answering Question 4? (Pause.) For Question 4, you should have selected answer choice D. If you did not select this correct answer, select it now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answer. Answer any questions they may have. 70 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

75 Select the Next arrow at the top of the screen to go to Question 5. This question continues to ask you about your understanding of the passage you just read, Night and Day. The passage is shown on the left part of your screen. The text has not changed since the last question, and it is shown again here for your review. You will see on the right side of your screen the directions and question you are to answer. Take a moment to carefully read these directions and answer the question. When you are finished, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 5. Do not read the passage or question aloud. Answer any questions the students may have. Part 2 Online ELA Section 1 Has everyone finished answering Question 5? (Pause.) You should have selected When these cells sense light, they send a signal that turns back the master clock and intentionally expose their eyes to bright blue light, mimicking morning light. If you did not select these answers, change your answers now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answers. Answer any questions they may have. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 71

76 Part 2 Online Select the Next arrow at the top of the screen to go to Question 6. This question continues to ask you about your understanding of the passage you just read, Night and Day. The passage is shown on the left part of your screen. The text has not changed since the last question, and it is shown again here for your review. You will see on the right side of your screen the directions and questions you are to answer. Take a moment to carefully read these directions and answer Part A and Part B. When you are finished, stop and we will discuss the questions together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 6. Do not read the passage or questions aloud. Answer any questions the students may have. ELA Section 1 Has everyone finished answering Question 6? (Pause.) For Part A, you should have selected answer choice B. For Part B, you should have selected answer choice C. If you did not select these answers, select them now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answers. Answer any questions they may have. 72 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

77 Select the Next arrow at the top of the screen to go to Question 7. This question continues to ask you about your understanding of the passage you just read, Night and Day. The passage is shown on the left part of your screen. The text has not changed since the last question, and it is shown again here for your review. You will see on the right side of your screen the directions and question you are to answer. Take a moment to carefully read these directions and answer Question 7. When you are finished, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 7. Do not read the passage or question aloud. Answer any questions the students may have. Part 2 Online ELA Section 1 Has everyone finished answering Question 7? (Pause.) For Question 7, you should have selected answer choices C and D. If you did not select these answers, select them now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answers. Answer any questions they may have. When you have finished answering Question 7 and are ready to submit your answers, select the Next arrow to go on to the next screen. Pause to make sure the students have selected the Next arrow and are now at the End of Section 1: English/Language Arts screen, as shown on the following page. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 73

78 Part 2 Online You are now at the end of the Section 1: English/Language Arts Practice Test. You should see the words, End of Section 1: English/Language Arts. ELA Section 1 Are there any questions about the tools or how to respond to the types of questions we worked on in this test section? Pause to answer any questions the students may have. You will select Submit Final Answers when you are ready to submit the test section you have just completed. Select Submit Final Answers now. (Pause.) You should see a box with the words, Test Submit Warning. If you are ready to submit your answers and leave the test section, you will select Yes, Submit Final Answers. If you select No, Cancel, you will go back to the Submit screen. Remember, when you are taking the ISTEP+ assessments, you can select Review to go back and review your answers if you have time before the test ends. Remember, you will not be able to return to this section of the test to review or change your answers after you select, Yes, Submit Final Answers. Select Yes now and your test will be submitted. Students will see the Test Submit Warning message; an image of this screen is shown on the following page. 74 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

79 If you are using a Chromebook and are not moving on to another test: After you exit the section, you will need to sign out of TestNav by selecting the user menu in the top right corner and choosing Sign out of TestNav. Do not close your screen or turn off your device before signing out. You should now see the Sign out screen. You have finished the English/ Language Arts practice test. Good job! You have reached the end of the English/Language Arts practice test. Part 2 Online ELA Section 1 Check each device and make sure that each student has exited the test properly. If not, assist those students who need help. Before the students leave the room, collect the student testing tickets and scratch paper. All student testing tickets and used scratch paper must be securely destroyed. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 75

80 Section 1: Science Part 2 Online NOTE: The Part 1 and Part 2 Science scripts DO NOT apply to the ISTEP+ Grade 10 Winter administration. Students should NOT take the Grade 10 Science Practice Test for the Winter administration. If your school will test Science with online tests, use the directions in this section to administer the Science practice test to students. If your school will test Science with paperand-pencil tests, skip this section and go to page 121 in the Specific Directions for the Paper-and-Pencil section of this manual to administer the paper-and-pencil Science practice test to students. Be sure that you have the student testing tickets and seal code needed to access the Science Online Practice Test before you begin administering the practice test section; there is one section, therefore, you will have one seal code. Each device should display the Sign In screen. To access the Sign In screen, double-click the TestNav icon or go to the URL on the practice student testing ticket using a supported browser to access the Sign In screen. The Text-to-Speech form should have been assigned to students with an IEP, a Section 504 Plan, or an ILP (EL Plan) that allows for such an accommodation. Text-to-Speech forms allow for certain sections of the test to be read aloud to students. Note to the Examiner: Read aloud ONLY the directions printed in the boxes. Additional information has been provided underneath the boxes. After the students have arrived, each student should receive: Science Section 1 An individual student testing ticket A number two pencil and scratch paper Today you are going to take the ISTEP+ Grade 10 Section 1: Science Practice Test. Please look at your student testing ticket and make sure you see the Username and Password. Raise your hand if you do not have a testing ticket. Provide assistance to any student who raises his or her hand. For Students Receiving a Text-to-Speech Accommodation Select Test Audio on the Sign In screen. Listen to the sound of the bells and adjust the volume. Once you sign in, the volume cannot be changed. 76 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

81 You should see a screen that says, Sign In. Type your Username and Password exactly as shown on your student testing ticket. (Pause.) Now select Sign In. Following sign in, the student will see the Welcome screen. You should see the Welcome screen. It will show ISTEP+ Grade 10 Science Part 2 Practice Test and that there is 1 section with 7 total questions. Select Start. Pause to make sure the students have selected Start and have moved to the next screen. Part 2 Online Science Section 1 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 77

82 Part 2 Online You should see a screen that says, Section 1: Science and shows there are 7 questions. In this section, you will learn how to respond to different types of science questions. At the bottom of the screen is a box with the words, Enter Seal Code. Enter this seal code in the box and then select Start. Pause to read or display the seal code for the students. You may display the seal code in the testing room, but it must be removed when the testing has ended. The students should see the first practice test question. Pause to make sure the students have the first question on their screens. If you are administering this practice test to students with a Text-to-Speech Accommodation and this is the first section of the practice test you are administering, turn to Appendix A on page 125 of this manual and read the instructions there regarding how students can use the Text-to-Speech tools. Then return to this page and continue administering the practice tests to the students from this point forward. Science Section 1 78 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

83 Before you begin, please listen as I describe the screen and explain how to use each tool. The arrows in the upper left of your screen allow you to move to the next question or go back to the previous question. The Review tool allows you to see a list of all the questions. Questions with an orange bubble next to them have not been answered. Select the Review tool now to see the list of questions in this section. (Pause.) The Bookmark tool allows you to mark a question you are not sure about and then come back to it later. When you select the Bookmark tool, it will change color from gray to black. If you open the Review tool, bookmarked questions will have a blue flag. Now practice selecting the Bookmark tool to see how it works. Pause for the students to practice, and answer any questions students may have. The Pointer is the tool used to select a response. Any time you need to turn off a tool, select the icon for that tool again or select the Pointer tool. Next to the Pointer tool is an X. This is the Answer Eliminator tool. This tool is called the Answer Eliminator because you can use it to mark answer choices that you do not think are correct. Select the X icon. (Pause.) To eliminate an answer choice, select it. You should see a red X over the answer choice. You can do this for as many answer choices as you wish. As long as the tool is on, you can also move it to an answer you have eliminated, select the answer, and the red X will disappear. Practice selecting different answer choices. (Pause.) Before you can select the correct answer, you must turn off the Answer Eliminator tool. Turn off the Answer Eliminator by selecting that icon again. Pause for the students to practice, and answer any questions students may have. Part 2 Online Science Section 1 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 79

84 Part 2 Online The user menu is in the far right corner of your screen and looks like the outline of a person and a drop-down arrow. When you select the drop-down arrow, you will see the option Sign out of TestNav. Do not select Sign out of TestNav at this time. You should choose this option only if you are directed to exit the test and will return later or after you have submitted your answers. In the user menu, you will see two other options. The first is the Change the background and foreground color option. Select this now. The drop-down menu shows a variety of screen color options. These options should only be used if they make it easier to read your screen. (Pause.) Now select the user menu again and choose the option Show Line Reader Mask. A gray bar with a window in it appears on your screen, allowing you to focus on reading one line at a time. Drag the tool over the question so that one line is displayed in the window. You can continue to move the reader down as you read the question. If you do not find the Line Reader helpful, you do not need to use it. To remove the Line Reader tool, go back to the user menu and select, Hide Line Reader Mask. If you would like to highlight parts of a question, you can use the Text Highlighter. First select the text that you want to highlight. The Text Highlighter will appear. It shows two color options for highlighting and a white box with a red line that erases what you have highlighted. Now practice using the Highlighter. (Pause.) Does anyone have any questions about the tools? Pause to allow the students to practice with the tools and to answer any questions the students may have. Science Section 1 Now look at the top of the screen and you ll see this is Question 1 of 7. Let s look at Question 1 together. Read the question silently and then look at the answer choices. Select the correct answer, then stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 1. Do not read the question aloud. Has everyone finished Question 1? (Pause.) For this question you should have selected answer choice C. If you did not select the correct answer, select it now. Are there any questions? 80 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

85 Make sure students have selected the correct answer. Answer any questions they may have. Select the Next arrow at the top of the screen to go to Question 2. Read the question silently and then look at the answer choices. Select the correct answer, then stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 2. Do not read the question aloud. Has everyone finished answering Question 2? (Pause.) You should have selected answer choice D. If you did not select the correct answer, select it now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answer. Answer any questions they may have. Select the Next arrow to go to Question 3. For this question, you will drag terms into the appropriate locations in a sentence. When you are finished, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 3. Do not read the question aloud. Part 2 Online Science Section 1 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 81

86 Part 2 Online Has everyone finished answering Question 3? (Pause.) You should have selected proteins and lipids in the first and second boxes and chemical elements in the last box. If you did not select these answers, please select them now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answers. Answer any questions they may have. Select the Next arrow to go to Question 4. Read Question 4 and enter your answer in the answer box. When you are finished, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 4. Do not read the question aloud. Has everyone finished answering Question 4? (Pause.) You should have entered If you did not enter this answer, enter it now. Science Section 1 Are there any questions? Make sure students have entered the correct answer. Answer any questions they may have. Select the Next arrow to go to Question 5. Read Question 5 and select all the correct answers. When you are finished, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 5. Do not read the question aloud. 82 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

87 Has everyone finished answering Question 5? (Pause.) You should have selected answer choices A and B. If you did not select these correct answers, select them now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answers. Answer any questions they may have. Select the Next arrow to go to Question 6. For this question, you will select an answer from the drop-down list. When you are finished, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 6. Do not read the question aloud. Part 2 Online Science Section 1 Has everyone finished answering Question 6? (Pause.) You should have selected three quarters from the drop-down list. If you did not select this answer, select it now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answer. Answer any questions they may have. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 83

88 Part 2 Online Select the Next arrow to go to Question 7. Read Question 7 and then drag and drop your responses into the appropriate boxes. When you are finished, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 7. Do not read the question aloud. Has everyone finished answering Question 7? (Pause.) Science Section 1 You should have placed the following answers into the Applies to all Vertebrates box: bony spine and internal skeleton. You should have placed the following answers into the Applies Only to Mammals box: hair/ fur, endothermic, and produces milk. If you did not select these answers, select them now. Are there any questions? Make sure students have selected the correct answers. Answer any questions they may have. When you have finished answering Question 7 and are ready to submit your answers, select the Next arrow to go on to the next screen. Pause to make sure the students have selected the Next arrow and are now at the End of Section 1: Science screen, shown on the following page. 84 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

89 You are now at the end of the Section 1: Science Practice Test. You should see the words, End of Section 1: Science. Are there any questions about the practice test or how to respond to the types of questions we worked on in this test section? Answer any questions the students may have about the practice test or any of the tools. When you are certain all of the students are comfortable with the types of questions and how to use all the tools, continue. You will select Submit Final Answers when you are ready to submit the test section you have just completed. Select Submit Final Answers now. (Pause.) You should see a box with the words, Test Submit Warning. If you are ready to submit your answers and leave the test section, you will select, Yes, Submit Final Answers. If you select, No, Cancel, you will go back to the Submit screen. Remember, when you are taking the ISTEP+ assessments, you can select Review to go back and review your answers if you have time before the test ends. Remember, you will not be able to return to this section of the test to review or change your answers after you select, Yes, Submit Final Answers. Part 2 Online Science Section 1 Select Yes now and your test will be submitted. Students will see the Test Submit Warning message; an image of this screen is shown on the following page. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 85

90 Part 2 Online If you are using a Chromebook and are not moving on to another test: After you exit the section, you will need to sign out of TestNav by selecting the user menu in the top right corner and choosing Sign out of TestNav. Do not close your screen or turn off your device before signing out. You should now see the Sign Out screen. You have finished the Science practice test. Good job! You have reached the end of the Science practice test. Science Section 1 Check each device and make sure that each student has exited the test properly. If not, assist those students who need help. Before the students leave the room, collect the student testing tickets and scratch paper. All student testing tickets and used scratch paper must be securely destroyed. 86 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

91 Specific Directions for the Part 1 Paper-and-Pencil Section 1: Mathematics If English/Language Arts practice tests were completed first, distribute the books to the correct students according to their names on the front cover. This test section may ONLY be read aloud to students if they have an IEP, a Section 504 Plan, or an ILP (EL Plan) that allows for such accommodation. Note to the Examiner: Read aloud ONLY the directions printed in the boxes. Additional information has been provided underneath the boxes. Part 1 Paper/Pencil Mathematics Section 1 After the students have arrived, each student should receive: A practice test book A Grade 10 Mathematics Reference Sheet A punchout ruler A number two pencil and scratch paper Today you are going to take the ISTEP+ Grade 10 Mathematics Practice Test. You should have a practice test book, a punchout ruler, a copy of the Grade 10 Mathematics Reference Sheet, and a calculator. Look at the front cover of your practice test book. Make sure it has your name on it, or if this is your first day of the practice tests, write your name on the Student Name line provided. Please do not open your practice test book until I tell you to do so. Make sure you are using a No. 2 pencil with an eraser when taking this test. Pens are not allowed. You may use your punchout ruler to help you make measurements or draw a straight line while you work on the practice test. You may use your Mathematics Reference Sheet and calculator to help you solve some of the problems in the practice test. You may also have scratch paper to use during the test, if using it will help you. If you need a ruler, a reference sheet, a calculator, and/or scratch paper; please raise your hand and I will assist you. REMEMBER, IN THE ISTEP+ ASSESSMENT, ANY WORK YOU DO ON SCRATCH PAPER WILL NOT BE SCORED, SO YOU MUST MAKE SURE TO WRITE THE WORK YOU WANT SCORED IN YOUR ASSESSMENT BOOK. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 87

92 Part 1 Paper/Pencil Mathematics Section 1 Pause. Give punchout rulers, Mathematics Reference Sheets, calculators, and scratch paper as needed to students who raise their hands. It is important to know that you must write your answers and show your work in the spaces provided. You should read the directions very carefully and do your best to answer clearly and completely. You may write on the figures or diagrams to help you find your answers. Also, to receive full credit, be sure that you complete the charts whenever you are asked to do so. Please try to solve every problem. Do not spend too much time on any one problem. When you write an explanation, you may not need to fill ALL the lines. Your score will depend on how well you have answered the question, not on how long your answer is. Please write, print, and draw neatly. Are there any questions? Pause to answer any questions the students may have. Now you are going to take Section 1 of the practice test, Mathematics. Open your practice test book to Section 1: Mathematics, which is on page 3, and follow along as I read some important reminders you should think about as you practice. They will help you to do your best. (Pause.) You may use a calculator to solve any of the problems in this test. NOTE: A correct answer CANNOT receive full credit if no work is shown. Since you may receive partial credit for all problems in this test, it is important to show ALL work in the spaces provided in this book. When you see the words Show All Work, be sure to show all the steps needed to solve the problem, make your handwriting clear and easy to read, and write the answer on the answer line. As you complete each problem, remember to READ the problem carefully, PLAN how to solve the problem, SOLVE the problem showing all steps, and CHECK your work. Now turn the page and solve Parts A, B, and C of Question 1. Make sure that you write your response only in the spaces provided in your test book. When you see the STOP sign, stop and wait for the next set of instructions. You may begin. Pause to allow the students to do Question 1. Do not read the questions aloud. When students have completed all parts of Question 1, continue. Are there any questions? 88 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

93 Pause to answer any questions the students may have. Offer any explanations necessary to clarify the questions for the students. If time allows, you may read the following possible responses. For Question 1, Part A, the correct answer is that the rock is not dropping at a constant speed. If the rock were dropping at a constant speed, it would drop the same distance every second and the graph would show a straight line. The graph does not show a straight line, which means that the distance the rock drops every second is changing. This means that the rock is not dropping at a constant speed. For Question 1, Part B, the correct answer is that the point (3, 0) indicates that when x = 3 seconds, the height of the rock is y = 0 meters, which means that the rock hits the ground. For Question 1, Part C, the correct answer is that when x = 0 the y-coordinate represents the height of the building. Point (0, 44) indicates that when x = 0 seconds, the rock has a height of y = 44 meters. Because the rock is dropped from the top of the building, this means that the height of the building is 44 meters. Part 1 Paper/Pencil Mathematics Section 1 Question 1 is the last question in the Section 1: Mathematics Practice Test. Close your practice test book and place the Mathematics Reference Sheet, calculator, ruler, and scratch paper next to your practice test book. You have finished the Mathematics practice test. Good job! If you do not intend to administer the remaining sections of the practice test at this time, collect the punchout rulers, reference sheets, calculators, scratch paper, and assessment books. Check to be sure that no punchout rulers, reference sheets, or scratch paper have been left in the assessment books. All used scratch paper and reference sheets that have been marked on must be securely destroyed. Securely store the practice test books if you do not intend to continue on with one or both of the English/Language Arts practice test sections. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 89

94 Part 1 Paper/Pencil Section 1: English/Language Arts If the Mathematics practice test was previously administered, make sure you re-distribute the practice test books to the correct students according to their names on the front covers. The passage and questions in this section may NOT be read aloud to any of the students, including students with an IEP, a Section 504 Plan, or an ILP (EL Plan). Note to the Examiner: Read aloud ONLY the directions printed in the boxes. Additional information has been provided underneath the boxes. After the students have arrived, each student should receive: A practice test book A number two pencil and scratch paper Look at the front cover of your practice test book. Make sure you have received your practice test book, or if this is your first day of the practice tests, write your name on the Student Name line provided. ELA Section 1 Today you are going to take the ISTEP+ Grade 10 English/Language Arts Practice Test. Please do not open your practice test book until I tell you to do so. Make sure you are using a No. 2 pencil with an eraser when taking this test. Pens are not allowed. You may have scratch paper to use during the test, if using it will help you. If you need scratch paper, raise your hand and I will give you some. REMEMBER, IN THE ISTEP+ ASSESSMENT, ANY WORK YOU DO ON SCRATCH PAPER WILL NOT BE SCORED, SO YOU MUST MAKE SURE TO WRITE THE WORK YOU WANT SCORED IN YOUR ASSESSMENT BOOK. Pause. Give scratch paper to students who raise their hands. Open your practice test book to Section 1: English/Language Arts, which is on page 7. In this section, you will read a passage and then answer a question about what you have read. You may look at the passage as often as you like. Are there any questions? Pause to answer any questions the students may have. 90 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

95 Now turn the page. You will read the passage, Smart Stuff, and complete Question 1. Make sure that you write only on the lines provided. You may look back at the passage as often as you like. When you see the words Go On at the bottom of a page, go on to the next page. When you come to the STOP sign, you have finished this section of the practice test. Read the directions very carefully and do your best to answer clearly and completely. You may begin. Pause to allow the students to write their answers to Question 1. Are there any questions? Pause to answer any questions the students may have. Offer any explanations necessary to clarify the questions for the students. If time allows, you may read the following possible response. For Question 1, an example that may be used is: The author uses the word smart to refer to materials that undergo changes in response to different conditions. Smart is used to refer to the practical applications of these materials and how they help people. For example, piezoelectric materials are smart because they can serve as sensors to warn us of an earthquake. Shape memory alloys are smart because they can remember their shape in response to changes in temperature. Other text-based, relevant details may also be used. Part 1 Paper/Pencil ELA Section 1 This question would be scored using the 2-point Constructed-Response Rubric located here: Question 1 is the last question in the Section 1: English/Language Arts Practice Test. Close your practice test book. Place any scratch paper next to your practice test book. If you do not intend to administer the remaining section(s) of the practice tests at this time, collect the scratch paper and assessment books. Check to be sure that no scratch paper has been left in the assessment books. All used scratch paper must be securely destroyed. Securely store the practice test books. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 91

96 Part 1 Paper/Pencil Section 2: English/Language Arts The passage and writing prompt may ONLY be read aloud to students if they have an IEP, a Section 504 Plan, or an ILP (EL Plan) that allows for such accommodation. Note to the Examiner: Read aloud ONLY the directions printed in the boxes. Additional information has been provided underneath the boxes. After the students have arrived, each student should receive: A practice test book A number two pencil and scratch paper Look at the front cover of your practice test book. Make sure you have the practice test book with your name on it and not another student s practice test book. ELA Section 2 Open your practice test book to Section 2: English/Language Arts, which is on page 13. Follow along as I read important directions about how to do your best on the writing activity. In this section, you will reread the passage from Section 1 and then respond to the writing prompt based on the passage. You may look at the passage as often as you like. Your writing will not be scored on your personal opinions or choices but will be scored objectively on how clearly you address the prompt; how well you organize your ideas; how effectively you express yourself; and how consistently you use correct paragraphing, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Be sure to use the rules of Standard English. Standard English is the English commonly used in formal writing. It does not include slang or jargon. NOTE: Only your writing on the lined pages in this book will be scored. In this Part 1 Practice Test, you will read only one passage. In the ISTEP+ English/Language Arts Part 1 Test, different passages will be used for each section. Are there any questions? Pause to answer any questions the students may have. 92 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

97 Turn the page. This is the beginning of the passage, Smart Stuff, that you read in the last section. Now turn to page 17. This is the writing prompt, or the idea about which you will be writing. After you carefully read the writing prompt, you will find a blank Prewriting/Planning page where you can plan your writing. Use the blank Prewriting/Planning space for notes, lists, webs, outlines, or anything that might help you plan your writing. If you need additional paper for planning, raise your hand and I will give you more paper. You must write your final draft on the lines beginning at the top of page 19. Pause. Make sure students have found the Prewriting/Planning page. Give scratch paper to any student who may need it. You will create the final version of your writing on the pages with lines, which follow the Prewriting/Planning page. At the end of these pages, you will find an Editing Checklist. The Editing Checklist provides a list of general guidelines to follow when writing. These will help you to do your best. Check your writing for correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. Remember, your writing should be well organized. Remember, only what you write on the lined pages will be scored. Try to plan ahead so you do not run out of space. Read the directions very carefully and do your best to answer clearly and completely. Are there any questions? Part 1 Paper/Pencil ELA Section 2 Pause to answer any questions the students may have. Read the writing prompt about the passage, Smart Stuff, and complete the writing activity. You may look back at the passage as often as you like. When you see the words Go On at the bottom of a page, go on to the next page. When you come to the STOP sign, you have finished this section of the practice test. You may begin. Pause to allow the students to read the writing prompt and complete the writing activity. Do not read the passage or writing prompt unless the students have an IEP, a Section 504 Plan, or an ILP (EL Plan) that allows for such accommodation. Has everyone finished their writing? Are there any questions about how to use the Editing Checklist, or how to respond to a writing prompt question? Pause to answer any questions the students may have. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 93

98 Part 1 Paper/Pencil Student responses to this question would be scored using the 6-point Writing Rubric and the 4-point Grammar and Usage Rubric located here: Question 1 is the last question in the Section 2: English/Language Arts Practice Test. Close your practice test book. Place any scratch paper next to your practice test book. You have finished the English/Language Arts practice test. Good job! If you do not intend to administer the remaining section(s) of the practice test at this time, collect the scratch paper and assessment books. Check to be sure that no scratch paper has been left in the assessment books. All used scratch paper must be securely destroyed. Securely store the practice test books. ELA Section 2 94 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

99 Section 1: Science NOTE: The Part 1 and Part 2 Science scripts DO NOT apply to the ISTEP+ Grade 10 Winter administration. Students should NOT take the Grade 10 Science Practice Test for the Winter administration. If Mathematics and/or English/Language Arts practice tests were completed first, distribute the books to the correct students according to their names on the front cover. This test section may ONLY be read aloud to students if they have an IEP, a Section 504 Plan, or an ILP (EL Plan) that allows for such accommodation. Note to the Examiner: Read aloud ONLY the directions printed in the boxes. Additional information has been provided underneath the boxes. After the students have arrived, each student should receive: A practice test book A number two pencil and scratch paper Today you are going to take the ISTEP+ Grade 10 Science Practice Test. Look at the front cover of your practice test book. Make sure it has your name on it, or if this is your first day of the practice tests, write your name on the Student Name line provided. Please do not open your practice test book until I tell you to do so. Make sure you are using a No. 2 pencil with an eraser when taking this test. Pens are not allowed. You may use scratch paper while you work on the practice test. If you need scratch paper, raise your hand and I will give you some. REMEMBER, IN THE ISTEP+ ASSESSMENT, ANY WORK YOU DO ON SCRATCH PAPER WILL NOT BE SCORED, SO YOU MUST MAKE SURE TO WRITE THE WORK YOU WANT SCORED IN YOUR ASSESSMENT BOOK. Pause. Give scratch paper to students who raise their hands. Part 1 Paper/Pencil Science Section 1 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 95

100 Part 1 Paper/Pencil It is important to know that you must write your answers in the spaces provided. You should read the directions very carefully and do your best to answer clearly and completely. You may write on the figures or diagrams to help you find your answers. Also, to receive full credit, be sure that you complete the charts whenever you are asked to do so. Please try to answer every question. Do not spend too much time on any one question. When you write an explanation, you may not need to fill ALL the lines. Your score will depend on how well you have answered the question, not on how long your answer is. Please write and draw neatly. Are there any questions? Pause to answer any questions the students may have. Now we are going to take Section 1 of the Science practice test. Open your practice test book to Section 1: Science, which is on page 25. Pause to answer any questions the students may have. Now turn the page and read and write your responses for Question 1. Make sure that you write your responses only on the lines provided. When you see the STOP sign, stop and wait for the next set of instructions. You may begin. Pause to allow students to do Question 1. Do not read the question aloud. When students have completed all parts of Question 1, continue. Science Section 1 Has everyone finished Question 1? (Pause.) Are there any questions? Pause to answer any questions the students may have. Offer any explanations necessary to clarify the questions for the students. 96 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

101 If time allows, you may read the following possible responses. For Part 1 of Question 1, a correct answer would include that the scientist s hypothesis is supported by the data because the graph shows that the number of non-native flowering plants is decreasing and the number of native grass plants is increasing. For Part 2 of Question 1, a correct answer may be similar to The scientist could conclude that when the non-native flowering plants are removed from the prairie, the number of native grass plants increases more slowly than the rate at which the non-native flowering plants are removed. Other relevant responses may also be used. Question 1 is the last question in the Section 1: Science Practice Test. Place your scratch paper next to your practice test book. You have finished the Science practice test. Good job! Collect the scratch paper and assessment books. Check to be sure that no scratch paper has been left in the assessment books. All used scratch paper must be securely destroyed. Securely store the practice test books. Part 1 Paper/Pencil Science Section 1 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 97

102 Part 2 Paper/Pencil Mathematics Section 1 Specific Directions for the Part 2 Paper-and-Pencil Section 1: Mathematics If English/Language Arts and/or Science practice tests were completed first, distribute the books to the correct students according to their names on the front cover. Unless specified by a student s IEP or Section 504 Plan, use of calculators is not allowed for students taking the ISTEP+ Part 2 Grade 10 Mathematics Section 1 assessment. This test section may ONLY be read aloud to students if they have an IEP, a Section 504 Plan, or an ILP (EL Plan) that allows for such accommodation. Note to the Examiner: Read aloud ONLY the directions printed in the boxes. Additional information has been provided underneath the boxes. After the students have arrived, each student should receive: A practice test book A Grade 10 Mathematics Reference Sheet A punchout ruler A number two pencil and scratch paper 98 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

103 Today you are going to take the ISTEP+ Grade 10 Mathematics Practice Test. You should have a practice test book, a punchout ruler, and a copy of the Grade 10 Mathematics Reference Sheet. Look at the front cover of your practice test book. Make sure it has your name on it, or if this is your first day of the practice tests, write your name on the Student Name line provided. Please do not open your practice test book until I tell you to do so. Make sure you are using a No. 2 pencil with an eraser when taking this test. Pens are not allowed. You may use your punchout ruler to help you make measurements or draw a straight line while you work on the practice test. You may use your Mathematics Reference Sheet to help you solve some of the problems in the practice test. You may also have scratch paper to use during the test, if using it will help you. If you need a ruler, a reference sheet, and/or scratch paper, please raise your hand and I will assist you. REMEMBER, IN THE ISTEP+ ASSESSMENT, ANY WORK YOU DO ON SCRATCH PAPER WILL NOT BE SCORED. For the practice test, you will mark your answers in the practice book. For the operational ISTEP+ test, you will have an assessment book with the questions and an answer book where you will mark your answers. Part 2 Paper/Pencil Mathematics Section 1 Pause. Give punchout rulers, Mathematics Reference Sheets, and scratch paper as needed to students who raise their hands. In this section, you will answer problems that have multiple-choice answers. For multiple-choice questions, always look at all of the answer choices before you choose your answer. When you decide which answer is correct, fill in the circle that goes with the answer you choose. Be sure to fill in the circle completely. You may need to mark more than one answer for a question, depending on the question directions. Do not make any other marks on your test. If you want to change an answer, completely erase the mark that you made and select a new answer. Are there any questions? Pause to answer any questions the students may have. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10 99

104 Part 2 Paper/Pencil Now you are going to take Section 1 of the practice test, Mathematics. Turn to page 4, read the problem, and then solve Part A and Part B of Question 1. When you are finished marking your answers, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 1. Do not read the questions aloud. When students have completed all parts of Question 1, continue. Mathematics Section PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

105 Part 2 Paper/Pencil Mathematics Section 1 Has everyone finished answering Question 1? (Pause.) For Part A, you should have filled in circle C. For Part B, you should have filled in circle C. If you did not fill in the correct answers, completely erase the marks you made and fill in the correct answers now. Are there any questions about the answers? Check to be sure that the students have marked the answers correctly and answer any questions the students may have. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE

106 Part 2 Paper/Pencil Now look at page 6 and find Question 2. Read the question carefully, review the different options and then mark your answers. When you have finished, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 2. Do not read the question aloud. Mathematics Section 1 Has everyone finished answering Question 2? (Pause.) You should have filled in circles B, C, and D. If you did not fill in the correct answers, completely erase the marks you made, and fill in the correct answers now. Are there any questions? Check to be sure that the students have marked the answers correctly and answer any questions the students may have. Now let s look at Question 3. Take a moment to complete Question 3, then stop and we will discuss the question together. (Pause.) Pause to allow the students to complete Question 3. Do not read the question aloud. 102 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

107 Part 2 Paper/Pencil Has everyone finished answering Question 3? (Pause.) You should have filled in circle C and E. If you did not fill in the correct answer, completely erase the mark you made and fill in the correct answer now. Mathematics Section 1 Are there any questions? Check to be sure that the students have marked the answer correctly and answer any questions the students may have. Turn to page 7, and look at Question 4. Take a moment to complete Question 4, then stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 4. Do not read the question aloud. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE

108 Mathematics Section 1 Part 2 Paper/Pencil Has everyone finished answering Question 4? (Pause.) You should have filled in circles A, C, and H. If you did not fill in these correct answers, completely erase the marks you made and fill in the correct answers now. Are there any questions? Check to be sure that the students have marked the answers correctly and answer any questions the students may have. Notice the STOP symbol at the bottom of page 7. Question 4 is the last question in the Section 1: Mathematics Practice Test. Remember that in the ISTEP+ test, you will also see STOP symbols. Whenever you come to a STOP symbol, stop working and wait quietly. You should NOT go on to the next part of the test. (Pause.) Do you have any questions about how to mark your answers? (Pause.) We will do some more practice problems for Mathematics in Section 2. If you do not intend to administer the remaining sections of the practice test at this time, collect the punchout rulers, reference sheets, scratch paper, and assessment 104 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

109 books. Check to be sure that no punchout rulers, reference sheets, or scratch paper have been left in the assessment books. All used scratch paper and reference sheets that have been marked on must be securely destroyed. Securely store the practice test books. The directions for administering Section 2 of the Mathematics practice test continue on the next page. Part 2 Paper/Pencil Mathematics Section 1 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE

110 Part 2 Paper/Pencil Section 2: Mathematics All students may use a calculator when taking Section 2 of the Grade 10 Mathematics practice test. This test section may ONLY be read aloud to students if they have an IEP, a Section 504 Plan, or an ILP (EL Plan) that allows for such accommodation. Note to the Examiner: Read aloud ONLY the directions printed in the boxes. Additional information has been provided underneath the boxes. Mathematics Section 2 After the students have arrived, each student should receive: A practice test book A Grade 10 Mathematics Reference Sheet A punchout ruler A calculator with functionality that does not exceed that of a TI graphing calculator A number two pencil and scratch paper Now you are going to take practice test Section 2: Mathematics. Turn to page 10 and find Question 1. Notice the calculator symbol at the top of the page. This means you may use your calculator to solve some of the problems in this section. You will answer problems that have multiple-choice answers. For multiplechoice questions, always look at all of the answer choices before you choose your answer. When you decide which answer is correct, fill in the circle that goes with the answer you choose. Be sure to fill in the circle completely. You may need to mark more than one answer for a question, depending on the question directions. Do not make any other marks on your test. If you want to change an answer, completely erase the mark that you made and select a new answer. Are there any questions? Take a few moments to answer this question, then stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 1. Do not read the question aloud. 106 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

111 Part 2 Paper/Pencil Mathematics Section 2 Has everyone finished answering Question 1? (Pause.) You should have filled in circles A, B, D, and F. If you did not fill in the correct answers, completely erase the marks you made, and fill in the correct answers now. Are there any questions? PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE

112 Part 2 Paper/Pencil Check to be sure that the students have marked the answers correctly and answer any questions the students may have. Now look at Question 2 on page 11. Read the question and study the different graphs, and then select the correct answer. Once you have finished answering this question, stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 2. Do not read the question aloud. Mathematics Section 2 Has everyone finished answering Question 2? (Pause.) You should have filled in circle C. If you did not fill in the correct answer, completely erase the mark you made, and fill in the correct answer now. Are there any questions? Check to be sure that the students have marked the answer correctly and answer any questions the students may have. 108 PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE 10

113 Now look at Question 3 on page 12. Take a few moments to read the question and mark the correct answer, then stop and we will discuss the question together. Pause to allow the students to complete Question 3. Do not read the question aloud. Part 2 Paper/Pencil Mathematics Section 2 Has everyone finished answering Question 3? (Pause.) You should have filled in circle B. If you did not fill in the correct answer, completely erase the mark you made, and fill in the correct answer now. Are there any questions? Check to be sure that the students have marked the answer correctly and answer any questions the students may have. PRACTICE TEST MANUAL FOR ISTEP+ PART 1 AND PART 2 ASSESSMENT: GRADE

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