Linking the Common Core State Standards for Reading, Classroom Instruction, and DCAS - Grades 2 through 10
Sample questions that are similar in content to those asked on the reading portion of DCAS. While DCAS is primarily a multiple choice test, rich discussions and writing tasks about what students read should be the focus of classroom instruction. The Common Core State Standards in reading provide an excellent framework from which to craft probing questions to encourage students to think deeply and critically about what they read. Students who are engaged, critical readers and thinkers will be able to transfer those skills and be successful no matter the question format.