ELA Assesslets are provided in grades 1-8 and in the EOC courses of 9th and 11th grade language arts. Assesslets are available in Informational/Explanatory, Opinion/Argument, and Narrative writing genres. Beginning in fall 2019, GCA will offer two forms for each ELA Assesslet.

Informational/Explanatory and
Opinion/Argument Assesslets include:

  • Paired reading passages and documents
  • 3 selected-response items
  • 1 constructed-response item
  • 1 extended writing prompt

Narrative Assesslets include:

  • One reading passage, either literary or informational
  • 3 selected-response items
  • 1 constructed-response item
  • 1 extended writing prompt

The selected-response and constructed-response items are presented to help students think about the passages in a way that prepares them to respond effectively to the writing prompt. The rigor of the Assesslets mirrors that of the Georgia Milestones EOG and EOC assessments in English Language Arts. The Assesslets are designed to provide valuable information of student learning and can be administered in one class period.

ELA Assesslets Form B

GCA’s current ELA Assesslets (i.e., Form A) have been utilized in schools and districts for the last three years. After hearing demand from the field, asking for more writing prompts, GCA developed a second form for all three writing genres – opinion/argumentative, informational, and narrative. Two forms (Form A and Form B) are now available for all ELA Assesslets. This provides schools and districts multiple opportunities in one school year to assess all three writing genres in grades 1-8 and in the EOC courses of Ninth Grade Literature and American Literature.

What is the difference between Form A and Form B?

How can schools and districts utilize both Form A and Form B?

When can schools and districts utilize both Form A and Form B?

Assesslet Samples

For more details about each Assesslet, including the standards assessed and the rigor of each item, check out Assesslet Blueprints below.

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