School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 7

Reading/ELA | Informational | Literary | Writing | Language | Listening | Speaking

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Standard 2.0 Comprehension of Informational Text

Indicator 4. Analyze important ideas and messages in informational texts

Objective c. State and support main ideas and messages

Assessment limit: In the text or a portion of the text

Selected Response Item

Read this article titled "The Fosbury Flop." Then answer the question below.

A reader would most likely find this article in a book about —

  1. the National Collegiate Athletic Association
  2. Olympic gold medal winners
  3. athletes of the Soviet Union
  4. famous American coaches
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Correct Answer:
B

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

Read this article titled "The Fosbury Flop." Then answer the question below.

Explain how the Fosbury Flop changed the sport of high jumping. In your response, use information from the article that supports your explanation. Write your answer in the box below.

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Selected Response Item

Read this article titled "The Fosbury Flop." Then answer the question below.

The author suggests that Fosbury is best remembered for —

  1. an outstanding performance
  2. inventing a new technique
  3. a long, successful career
  4. starting a new sport
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Correct Answer:
B

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