Rainbow developed assessment passages and items to be used in conjunction with The College Board’s SpringBoard English Language Arts ©2020-2021, Grades 9–12 (Texas Edition) and Grades 6–8, English I, English II, English III, English IV (National Edition).
The assessment program is designed to assist students to develop and refine skills in critical thinking, close reading, and writing in various genres.
At each grade level, Rainbow developed content for two separate types of assessments—Activity Quizzes and Unit Assessments. Activity Quizzes are designed to assess students’ understanding of the Learning Targets and Focus Standards taught in each activity. Unit Assessments are longer cumulative assessments that test students’ understanding of the reading, writing, and language standards taught throughout an entire unit.
Rainbow’s team of assessment experts handled start-to-finish passage and item development including analysis of existing items and creation of Blueprint planning documents. Rainbow handled the literature search for permissioned text stimuli as well as developed new content for commissioned text stimuli. Item types, developed in Learnosity’s authoring tool, included multiple-choice, multi-select, two-part, drag and drop, highlighting, and matching.
All items are aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the Texas edition or the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for the National edition.