Choice Nonfiction: Writing the Test
Select a nonfiction title to read independently. Though you will most likely all select different books, you will be working in groups to create elements of a mock AP Language and Composition exam. Reference the calendar for all due dates. All information (including the passages) will need to be placed on a Google doc your group creates and shares with me.
You will have two blocks to work together in assigned groups to create the following:
*Five different multiple choice sections. You must use a passage from each choice text, but depending on the number of people in your group, you may use the same text more than once. You need five total passages with five questions each. Yes, you will need to make certain you have five different answer options for each question. These need to be AP style questions. Please reference the MC stem types web page if you need more guidance. Provide answers to the questions.
*Five different passages for five different analysis essays. These passages must be different from the passages you selected for the MC sections. Again, you must use a passage from each choice text, but depending on the number of people in your group, you may use the same text more than once. Provide a paragraph explaining what a 6+ response should include from the text provided. You will do this for each of your five selections.
I will only receive ONE document from each group that includes all of the requirements. Each of you is responsible for proofreading and making sure that you have submitted the appropriate materials. All group members must contribute to the shared document on the drive. (Absence of your presence on the drive equals absence of your points in PowerSchool.)
After completion of the above, you will be "taking" the student created tests and analyzing them for their accuracy and similarity to actual AP multiple choice questions and prompts. Your grade will be derived based on both your creation of exam items and your analysis of the exam items your classmates created.
1. All names of the test creators are typed at the top of the first page of the document.
Leave a line for the test takers to write in their names underneath.
2. All multiple choice passages are formatted appropriately. (Numbers are correct, 1-25 if you have 5 questions, 1-30 if you have 6 passages, A-E options are provided for answers, passages are placed with the correct questions, etc.)
3. All analysis essay prompts are formatted with the creator's name, the prompt, the passage, and what a 6+ repsonse looks like described in a paragraph.
4. You have each proofread the entire document for errors such as spelling and puntuation. You are held responsible for the quality of the work submitted for the ENTIRE group.
Print a copy in the Media Center and review one last time. Submit/Share with email@example.com and rename the file as Final Test Creation - Last name of the person in your group who shared it.