Today, it is more essential than ever that students develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become college and career ready. There is a nationwide focus on the skills and strategies students need in order to be successful. At the core are the assessments currently in circulation. From the Classroom to the Test: How to Improve Student Achievement on the Summative ELA Assessments is a comprehensive book to help educators of grades 3-8 support students in these efforts. It provides information for adjusting instruction to enhance reading comprehension, close reading, vocabulary development, writing and media skills, speaking and listening, and much more. Sample test items for each grade level round out this resource.