Item Samplers

Item samplers are provided to help teachers and students become familiar with the format and type of content included in the accountability assessments. Item samplers contain fewer items than an actual full-length test and are aligned to the Minnesota Academic Standards. They are not suitable for predicting how students will perform on the accountability assessments.

Item samplers, along with other resources for teachers and parents, can be found on the PearsonAccess website, including:

  • Reading, Mathematics, and Science MCA online item samplers
  • Reading, Mathematics, and Science MCA paper accommodation item samplers
  • MTAS item samplers
  • Reading and Mathematics GRAD retest online item samplers
  • Reading and Mathematics GRAD retest paper accommodation item samplers
  • Written Composition GRAD retest item sampler

 
Paper accommodation item samplers include regular print item samplers (Reading and Mathematics MCA and GRAD retests only), large-print item samplers, and mathematics and science item sampler scripts. Braille item samplers are available to order. While there are no item samplers available specifically for Optional Local Purpose Assessment (OLPA), students can prepare for the OLPA administration using the Reading and Mathematics MCA online item samplers.

Go to PearsonAccess for more information on Item Samplers.

Online student tutorials are also available for all online assessments. They provide students with information on how to use online tools (e.g., highlight, eliminate choice, zoom, and calculator), navigate through the online tests, and how to answer different items types. Online student tutorials are available on the Student Resources section of PearsonAccess.

Go to PearsonAccess for more information on online student tutorials.