A Framework to Evaluate Cognitive Complexity in Reading Assessments

Thursday, September 26, 2019Printer-friendly version

Achieve’s new framework proposes a new English language arts (ELA)/literacy-specific approach for measuring the cognitive complexity of reading items, drawing on the language of one of CCSSO's 2013 assessment criteria: Requiring a range of cognitive demandThe new framework takes into account research on the significance of text complexity in reading assessment items while also evaluating evidence and reasoning requirements.

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