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Why should you be aware of Tech enhanced question types for a good score in CMAS?

Studies show that many students do not perform well in the state Summative assessments at the end of the school year in spite of knowing the concepts well. The reason for this is today’s state assessment requires that the students are well versed in use of computers to answer the different tech enhanced question types in addition to understanding the concepts.

The CMAS is a computer-based assessment developed by educators, along with test developers.

The CMAS tests are conducted online. The students will face a variety of new technology-enhanced questions as a part of the computer based tests. There are 14 different types of question types that the students encounter in CMAS

Practice of the questions related to the various learning standards in addition to the practice of answering different question types would be the right mix for success on the CMAS.

The CMAS assessment includes the item types such as

Multiple choice, single correct response

These are questions in which 4 answer choices will be provided for each question out of which one choice will be correct. The student needs to select the correct answer choice.



Multiple choice, multiple correct responses

These are questions in which 4 answer choices will be provided for each question out of which more than one choice will be correct. The student needs to select all the correct answer choices.




Matching Tables

This is a matching question in which the each line item in a row needs to be matched with the correct answer in different columns



Drag and Drop

The question will be followed by different choices. The correct answer choice should be selected, dragged and dropped into the answer box provided.




Hot text

These are questions in which 4 answer choices will be provided for each question out of which one choice will be correct. The student needs to highlight the correct answer by clicking on it.



Table Fill in

Students need to understand the logic and fill in the blanks in a given table.



Graphing

This could involve plotting the coordinates or an interactive bar chart



Equation/numeric

The students are expected to give one word answers in a numeric response while an equation drop down would involve building an equation

An equation editor or equation builder /drop down helps student to correctly build the equation using the symbols required for the same.



Two-part multiple-choice, with evidence responses

This is a multiple choice question with 2 parts in which Part B involves identifying the reason or evidence for the answer of Part A



Short answer

This is a short essay type answer


Extended constructed response

This is an essay type answer.



You can get more practice of these questions in the assessments that mirror the latest blueprints on the Lumos Learning web site.


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