Monterey County Office of Education

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Dr. Deneen Guss, County Superintendent of Schools

Technology Enhanced Items Guide

What are TEIs?

Technology Enhanced Items are test questions featured on the English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics portions of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Common Core test. They differ from traditional test questions (like multiple choice or fill-in-the-blank) in that they involve doing more complex tasks in order to answer a question (such as drawing a line on a graph, for example). The pedagogical idea behind these questions is that they are more cognitively complex and therefore (1) require higher level thinking and (2) can offer more detailed assessment data to instructors.

Scroll below to explore the different TEIs or click on the name in the list to jump straight to one.

• Found in: Math
• Sample Question: 5th Grade Math Practice Test

This task asks students to classify a set of equations, expressions, or quantities into a set of predefined categories. To answer, students must click on an object, move the mouse to the desired category, and then click to drop it into that space.

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• Found in: Math & ELA
• Sample Question: ELA Grade 6 Practice Exam Question 13

This interaction requires the student to click on a digital content object in one section of the screen and then click on a digital content object in a different section of the screen. After the second click, the two objects will be connected with a line. Students can click on the two objects in either order to connect them. Students can click on a single connection line and move it to the Trash Bin to remove the line.

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• Found in: ELA
• Sample Question: N/A at this time

This task requires a student to select one option from one or more groups of options, represented as drop-down menus. Menus can contain text strings.

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• Sample Question: N/A at this time

This task requires a student to create lines and allows the student to modify the lines. The student selects one of the sections created by the intersection of the lines.

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• Found in: Math
• Sample Question: Grade 11 Math Practice Test, Question 1

This task requires a student to transform (translate, rotate, dilate, or reflect) digital content objects.

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• Found in: Math
• Sample Question: N/A at this time

This task requires a student to partition a number line and then select one or more of the partition points on the line (placing one or more markers on each selected partition point).

Prompt: Partition the number line below into fifths. Then place a point on each value that is greater than 1/3. In the above example, red represents the things the student must place. Red lines represent dividing the number line into fifths while red dots represent numbers greater than 1/3.

• Found in: Math
• Sample Question: N/A at this time

This task requires a student to divide an object into equal parts and then select a certain amount of them.

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• Sample Question: Math Grade 6 Practice Test Question 24

This task requires a student to place a number of points on a grid based on given coordinates.

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• Found in: ELA
• Sample Question: Grade 3 Practice Test Question 4

This task requires a student to place sentences in a logical order.

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• Found in: ELA
• Sample Question: N/A at this time

In this task, students select a block of text and then edit the text in a text-box.

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• Found in: Math
• Sample Question: Math Sample Item "Integer Expressions"

This task requires a student to put a number or object into the correct spot on a diagram. Each spot can only hold one answer.

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• Found in: Math
• Sample Question: Grade 4 Practice Test, Question 19

This task requires a student to select pre-defined segments of an object (graph or shape).

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• Found in: Math
• Sample Question: N/A at this time

This task requires a student to create a line and allows the student to modify the line. The student is then required to select one of the two sections of the plane created by the line.

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• Found in: Math
• Sample Question: Grade 4 Math Practice Test, Question 21

The student must select on or more objects.

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• Found in: ELA
• Sample Question: ELA Sample Question, Ruth Ann

This task requires students to select one or more subsections of a text.

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Selecting Points and Ranges on Number Lines [back to top]

• Found in: Math
• Sample Question: Grade 4 Math Practice Test, Question 15

This task requires a student to identify one or more points, and possibly regions between points, on one or more number lines.

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• Found in: Math
• Sample Question: N/A at this time

This task requires a student to create an angle and allows the student to modify that angle.

<No exemplar question available at this time>

• Found in: Math
• Sample Question: N/A at this time

This task requires a student to create a circle and allows the student to modify the circle.

<No exemplar question available at this time>

• Found in: Math
• Sample Question: Math HS Training Test, Question 7

This task requires a student to create a line and allows the student to modify the line.

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• Found in: Math
• Sample Question: N/A at this time

This task requires a student to create a parabola and allows the student to modify the parabola.

<No exemplar question available at this time>

• Found in: Math
• Sample Question: Math Grade 4 Practice Test, Question 15, Part A

This task requires a student to create and modify a ray.

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• Found in: Math
• Sample Question:

This task requires a student to create and modify multiple lines. The correct response to an item created from this template is a set of more than one line, although a student response might contain only a single line

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• Found in: Math
• Sample Question: Math Sample Questions - "Fractions 2a"

This task requires a student to place objects into pre-defined regions.

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• Found in: Math
• Sample Question: Grade 4 Math Practice Test, Question 1

This task requires a student to place numbers into pre-defined regions.

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• Found in: Math
• Sample Question: Grade 7 Math Practice Test, Question 15

This task requires a student to create quadrilaterals.

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• Found in: Math
• Sample Question: Grade 6 Math Practice Test, Question 13

This task requires a student to create triangles.

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