- To answer question 1 you need to go off and look up the contents of the 4 referenced paragraphs and then keep them in mind while evaluating the most plausible answer. This would put more strain on the working memory. The content needed to answer question 2 is right there in the question, easily visible.
- Question 1 requires students to go back into the reading selection; that is not required for Question 2.
- "Predicts the action" is awkward phrasing, question requires students to flip back into the story to reread. Also, question number 2 is a more familiar format
|49% of NYS 4th graders who took the test got this question correct.|
|25% of NYS 4th graders who took the test got this question correct.|