Oregon Department of Education

CCSS Toolkit: ELA/Literacy Claim 3 Sample Summative Items (9-11)


CCSS Toolkit

Claim 3: Students can employ effective speaking and listening skills for a range of purposes and audiences.



These sample items have been provided by Smarter Balanced as preliminary examples of the types of items that students might encounter on the summative assessment. Each item includes a reference to the target standard(s) it addresses, the student text, and evaluation rubrics, where appropriate.

SR = Selected Response     CR = Constructed Response     ER = Extended Response     TE = Technology Enhanced     PT = Performance Task    


Grade 9

Grade 10

Grade 11

Electric Cars (DRAFT PT) Political Cartoons (DRAFT PT)