Released 2016 3-8 ELA and Mathematics State Test Questions

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On this page you will find links to access released questions used on the 2016 ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Grade 3-8 state tests. There are questions available in every grade (3-8) for both ELA and Mathematics. Find translated editions here.

Provided with the released questions are the scoring materials that are used by scoring leaders to train educators to score the constructed-response questions. These files include the scoring rubrics and sample student responses at each score point attainable. Annotations are provided with many of the sample responses to help illustrate how the score was determined.

Released 2015 3-8 ELA and Mathematics State Test Questions are available here.

Downloadable Resources

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Letter from Commissioner Elia about released test questions and instructional reports (295.93 KB)
2016 Grade 3 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (7.21 MB)
2016 Grade 3 English Language Arts Test Scoring Materials (7.38 MB)
2016 Grade 4 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (8.44 MB)
2016 Grade 4 English Language Arts Test Scoring Materials (7.25 MB)
2016 Grade 5 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (8.79 MB)
2016 Grade 5 English Language Arts Test Scoring Materials (8.88 MB)
2016 Grade 6 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (8.67 MB)
2016 Grade 6 English Language Arts Test Scoring Materials (9.9 MB)
2016 Grade 7 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (10.06 MB)
2016 Grade 7 English Language Arts Test Scoring Materials (8.65 MB)
2016 Grade 8 English Language Arts Test Released Questions (10.54 MB)
2016 Grade 8 English Language Arts Test Scoring Materials (9.24 MB)
2016 Grade 3 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.58 MB)
2016 Grade 3 Mathematics Test Scoring Materials (4.08 MB)
2016 Grade 4 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.52 MB)
2016 Grade 4 Mathematics Test Scoring Materials (5.34 MB)
2016 Grade 5 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.58 MB)
2016 Grade 5 Mathematics Test Scoring Materials (5.41 MB)
2016 Grade 6 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.9 MB)
2016 Grade 6 Mathematics Test Scoring Materials (6 MB)
2016 Grade 7 Mathematics Test Released Questions (1.79 MB)
2016 Grade 7 Mathematics Test Scoring Materials (5.63 MB)
2016 Grade 8 Mathematics Test Released Questions (2.1 MB)
2016 Grade 8 Mathematics Test Scoring Materials (3.44 MB)