The FreedomRide- Its Significance Today
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The Freedom Ride – Its Significance Today A Public Lecture by Prof Ann Curthoys at the National Museum of Australia Wednesday 4 September 2002 Sponsored by
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Aligned with the Louisiana
Grade-Level Expectations
This helpful workbook provides
test-taking strategies for the integrated Louisiana Educational
Assessment Program (iLEAP) in English Language Arts
a full-length practice test
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 047 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08Contents
Student Introduction ............................................................................................................ 1
Test-Taking Strategies 3
Answer Forms..................................................................................................................... 11
English Language Arts Practice Test ................................................................................ 15
Copyright © Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.Student Introduction
About the Grade 9 iLEAP in English
Language Arts
The integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) in English Language
Arts consists of two sessions administered over two days: Parts 1 and 2 on the first day
and Parts 3, 4, and 5 on the second day. Parts 3, 4, and 5 are taken from a national test
called the Iowa Tests of Educational Development (ITED).
State law requires that the iLEAP be given to students in the ninth grade. Student scores
on the iLEAP are divided into five levels: Advanced, Mastery, Basic, Approaching Basic,
and Unsatisfactory.
Session One, Part 1, of iLEAP English Language Arts: Writing
The writing test consists of a prompt that requires students to write a composition of
approximately 250–300 words. The writing prompt accounts for 8 of the 156 points on the
test. There is no time limit for Part 1; the suggested amount of time to spend is 90 minutes.
Session One, Part 2: Using Information Resources
Students are provided four to six reference sources to use to answer 8 multiple-choice
items. Using Information Resources also accounts for 8 of the 156 points on the test.
There is no time limit for Part 2; the suggested amount of time to spend is 40 minutes.
Session Two, Part 3: Vocabulary
In the vocabulary test, students must answer 40 multiple-choice questions. Students must
find a synonym for an underlined word in a phrase or a sentence. There are five answer
choices for each question. The time limit is 15 minutes.
Session Two, Part 4: Reading Comprehension
The reading test consists of five reading passages and 44 multiple-choice questions.
The passages range in length from 250 to 500 words. Of the five passage topics, one is
fiction, one is science, one is social studies, one is poetry, and one is biography or essay.
The time limit is 40 minutes.
Session Two, Part 5: Revising Written Materials
The language test consists of several passages and 56 multiple-choice questions.
Students must revise the drafts to correct grammatical errors or improve organization.
The time limit is 40 minutes.
iLEAP Preparation and Practice Student Introduction 1
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About This Book
Reading the test-taking strategies and completing the practice test in this book will help
you prepare for the iLEAP in English Language Arts in two ways. First, you will become
familiar with the types of questions found on the tests. Second, you will learn and practice
the skills and techniques of smart test taking.
Test-Taking Strategies
In this part of the book, you will learn how to prepare for the test. You will also learn how
to answer multiple-choice questions and how to respond to writing prompts.
The Practice Test
The practice test enables you to put together everything you have learned in Test-Taking
Strategies. The test is modeled on the grade 9 iLEAP English Language Arts test. The
experience you gain from taking the practice test will help you know what to expect on the
day you take the actual test. Knowing what to expect will help you feel relaxed, confident,
and ready to perform well.
2 Student Introduction iLEAP Preparation and PracticeTest-Taking Strategies
Session Two of the grade 9 iLEAP in English Language Arts accounts for 90 percent of
the points on the test. It is the only session of the test that has time limits. It is a good
idea to practice pacing yourself so that you have enough time to answer every question
within the suggested time limits. When taking the practice test, use the strategies listed
below so that you will be familiar with them when you take iLEAP and other standardized
Before the test
Develop a positive attitude about the test. Be confident that you will do your best.
Get a good night’s rest so that you will be alert and clearheaded.
Wake up early to avoid hurrying to get ready for school.
Eat a nutritious meal so that you will have plenty of energy.
During the test
Stay calm so that you can do your best.
Listen carefully to instructions. Ask questions if you do not understand something.
Read directions carefully and completely.
Consider each question carefully to determine what it is really asking.
Read all the answer choices carefully.
Pace yourself. If you come to a difficult passage or set of questions, it may be best to
skip it and go on and then come back and really focus on the difficult section.
After the test
If you have time, check your answers before you turn in the test. Do not change an
answer unless you are certain that it is incorrect.
Make sure you have answered every question.
For multiple-choice tests, make sure your answer sheet is clearly marked with a dark
pencil. Erase any stray marks.
Once you have turned in the test, don’t worry about it. Focus on your other school
work and activities.
This workbook prepares you for all five parts of the grade 9 iLEAP test in English
Language Arts: Writing, Using Information Resources, Vocabulary, Reading
Comprehension, and Language: Revising Written Materials.
iLEAP Preparation and Practice Test-Taking Strategies 3
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The Writing Prompt
Tips for Responding to Writing Prompts
Part 1 of the iLEAP test in English Language Arts requires that you write a response to a
writing prompt. The suggested length of the response is 250–300 words.
Your response to the prompt is worth 8 points on the overall test. Of the 8 points, 4 are for
Composing, and 4 are for Style/Audience Awareness. A top-scoring response must
directly address the subject of the prompt, adapt to audience and purpose, contain a
central idea that is well developed, and be unified and well-organized.
To get an idea of what a writing prompt is, study the following sample.
A school board for a high school is considering changing graduation
requirements. Some members of the school board have proposed that
students be required to complete 40 hours of community service each
year. Examples of community service would include helping clean up local
parks, visiting residents of nursing homes, tutoring younger students, and
doing office work for social service agencies. Students would be allowed
to complete their community service work during school hours.
Now write a multiparagraph essay in which you try to persuade school
board members to accept your position on the community service
To write an effective response to this prompt, use a systematic approach. Complete each
of the steps in the writing process:
Read the prompt carefully and look for key words. For example, in the prompt above,
the key words are graduation requirements, community service, persuade, and school
board members. These words tell you the mode you should write in, your audience,
and your purpose.
Consider the topic, the task, and the audience.
Jot down some ideas and organize them in a list or outline. Scratch paper will not be
allowed for the actual test, so use the space provided in your test booklet.
4 Test-Taking Strategies iLEAP Preparation and PracticeWrite
Focus on your main point or position.
Include specific details, such as examples and reasons.
Use complete sentences, varied in structure and length.
Organize your ideas logically, using an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.
Revise, Edit, and Proofread
Make sure that your ideas are supported with specific details.
Check to be sure that the tone, voice, and point of view are consistent.
Correct all errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.
Using Information Resources
Part 2 of the grade 9 iLE AP test in English Language Arts tests your ability to understand
different types of reference materials. The reference materials all relate to the same topic,
just as they would if you were working on a research paper.
You will have 40 minutes to skim the ten pages of reference materials and then answer
eight multiple-choice questions. The reference materials may include diagrams, articles,
tables of contents, indexes, source citations, and copyright pages.
You do not need to read every word in each source. Skimming the sources will help you
determine the purpose of each source and how it is related to the topic. You may wish to
skim the questions before you look at the sources.
Part 3 of the grade 9 iLEAP test in English Language Arts consists of a vocabulary test.
You have only 15 minutes to answer 40 questions, so you might consider skipping any
questions in which all of the words are unfamiliar to you.
Vocabulary items are the only questions on the English Language Arts test that have five
answer choices. An underlined word appears in a sentence or a phrase, and you must
determine which answer choice is closest in meaning to the underlined word.
iLEAP Preparation and Practice Test-Taking Strategies 5
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PRACTICE Read the following example of an iLEAP vocabulary item.
1 The procedure was complicated.
A debate
B method
C election
D meeting
E administration
If you are familiar with all of the words in the question, you can simply substitute each
answer choice for the underlined word and see which makes the most sense. If you are
not familiar with the underlined word, use the following steps to make an educated guess.
Step Note the context in which the underlined word appears. Even if you do not know
1 what the word procedure means, you can look for an answer that can be
associated with the word complicated.
Step Look over the possible answers and see which words you know. See whether any
2 are commonly used with the word complicated. For example, you can rule out the
word meeting as a possible answer, because it is rarely used with the word
Step Even if you are able to rule out only one of the answers, you have at least
3 improved your chances of guessing the answer correctly.
Reading Comprehension
Reading Comprehension is Part 4 of the grade 9 iLEAP in English Language Arts. In this
part you will read five passages and answer questions about each passage. You may
think that the best approach is to read each passage slowly to absorb every detail and
then to read the questions that follow. However, you can use your time better by
previewing the set of questions first and then reading the passage with a focus on the
main ideas and a sense of what to look for.
Previewing the Set of Questions
Preview, or look over, the set of questions that follows each reading passage. Pay
attention to the number and the types of questions.
6 Test-Taking Strategies iLEAP Preparation and Practice