Rainbow’s team of assessment experts handled the development of approximately 300 passages and 1,500 multiple-choice and technology-enhanced items to be used in connection with HMH’s Into Reading ©2020, Grades K–5.
Passages at grades 2–5 were written to meet grade-specific Lexile ranges, and the items at all grade levels were aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), and the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL). All passages and items were created using the online authoring tool Learnosity.
For kindergarten, Rainbow’s team created fiction and nonfiction listening comprehension passages with corresponding multiple-choice items. Our team also developed stand-alone, multiple-choice items to assess phonics and high-frequency words.
For first grade, Rainbow developed decodable fiction and nonfiction reading passages with corresponding multiple-choice items. In addition to these passage-specific items, our team also created stand-alone items to assess phonics, high-frequency words, and grammar.
At grades 2–5, Rainbow created fiction and nonfiction reading passages and multiple-choice, constructed response, multi-select, ordering, and matching items associated with each passage. Our team also created embedded error passages with corresponding multiple-choice items.