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LAFS.6.RI.3.8

Trace and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: 6
Strand: Reading Standards for Informational Text
Idea: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning
Date Adopted or Revised: 12/10
Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved

TEST ITEM SPECIFICATIONS

  • Item Type(s): This benchmark will be assessed using: TM , EBSR , MS , ST , MC item(s)
  • N/A
  • Assessment Limits :
    Items may ask the student to trace or evaluate the argument or claims in a section of the text or throughout the entire text. Items may focus on distinguishing arguments or claims that are supported with evidence from those that are not. Items should not exclusively ask the student to identify the argument or claims in a text.
  • Text Types :
    Items assessing this standard may be used with one ormore grade-appropriate informational texts. Texts may vary in complexity
  • Response Mechanisms :
    The Enhanced Item Descriptions section on page 3 provides a list of Response Mechanisms that may be used to assess thisstandard (excluding the Editing Task Choice item type). The Sample Response Mechanisms may include, but are not limited to, the examples below
  • Task Demand and Sample Response Mechanisms :

    Task Demand

    Delineate a speaker’s argument and specific claims,distinguishing claims that are supported by reasons and evidence from claims that are not.

    Sample Response Mechanisms

    Selectable Text

    • Requires the student to select claims that are supported by reasons and evidence.
    • Requires the student to select sentences from two sections of text that best further the speaker’s argument.
    • Requires the student to select claims from two sections of text that are supported by reasons and evidence. 
    EBSR
    • Requires the student to select an evaluation of the text and then to select words or phrases from the text to support the evaluation selected. 
    Multiple Choice
    • Requires the student to select the correct evaluation of an argument or claim in the text. 

    Multiselect

    • Requires the student to select multiple claims that are supported by reasons or evidence. 

    Table Match

    • Requires the student to complete a table by matching the author’s claims with supporting evidence from the text.