Reading Comprehension and “Testing” Challenges

Excellent resources from the Reading Sage blogger about Evidence-Based Selected Response Test Qs.

EBSR Evidence‐Based Selected Response (EBSR) Multi‐Select

Reading Comprehension Test Questions | Evidence-Based Selected Response (EBSR)

“Evidence-Based Selected Response (EBSR) are two-part reading comprehension test items. Students read a paired text or a single passage and choose the best answer from the answer choices. The first part of the questions are usually a tier 3 literary concepts and a clarifying cognitive concept. Students will then be asked to support their answer or extended response with text evidence…..”








The Power of Questions

A short excerpt:

Children are full of questions. We must teach them how to focus them and then how to find their own answers within the content areas we teach.

Imagine providing learners with some background material for a text or history and then asking them to explore it in a way that works for them and then either in small groups at first and maybe later individually ask them to develop a line of questioning to explore for that content.”