Reasoning through Language Arts
Time: 2 hours 30 minutes with 10 minute break. 45 minutes extended response.
Questions: 50 - 55 questions / 1 extended response
Content: The GED® RLA assessment focuses on three skills:
Parts of Speech: https://youtu.be/pDJ7lqxBBXoCompound Sentences: https://youtu.be/vXAT_faZbzwCapitalization: https://youtu.be/v4nKZoJ05usCommasSemicolonsCoordinating ConjunctionsSubordinating ConjunctionsFragmentsRun-On SentencesDependent ClauseIndependent Clause
- The ability to read closely and analyze texts. Seventy-five percent of the texts in the exam are nonfiction texts; 25 percent are literature. The length of the texts included in the reading comprehension component of the test vary between 450 and 900 words.
- The ability to edit and understand the use of standard written English in context. The language component of the GED® RLA Test measures a candidate’s ability to demonstrate command of a foundational set of conventions of standard English including the essential components of grammar, usage, capitalization and punctuation. The GED® RLA Test includes editing items in an authentic context in which highlighted words or phrases appear in dropdown menus offering alternatives, which include a clear best choice alongside common errors or misconceptions.
- The ability to write clearly. The writing component integrates reading and writing into meaningful tasks that require candidates to support their written analysis with evidence drawn from a given texts. Candidate written responses are scored based on their: 1. Analysis of Arguments and Use of Evidence, 2. Development of Ideas and Structure, 3. Clarity and Command of Standard English.
Extended Response WritingIntroduction to RLA Extended Response: 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0CcPH9PcCs 2. https://youtu.be/ctttkSAGIWsHow to Write an Extended Response: https://youtu.be/4TWuLXQ8bzUExtended Response Grading: 1. https://youtu.be/Ls-e163y7ng 2. https://youtu.be/p5XICYvxoz0 3. https://youtu.be/XCgc4ENQ11I
Extended Response Sample Questions:Sample 1: RLA Writing Prompt 1Sample 2: RLA Writing Prompt 2