Item(s): Item #11
Document(s): HS MISA Practice Test
Paragraph/Section: Update needed to text and graphics
Due to an incorrect data point in Tab 2, “Trees and the Carbon Cycle,” item 11 on the standard and accommodated forms of 2018 HS MISA online Practice Test is incorrect. The correct answer for the bar labeled Forests should be 2.4. The correct answer for the bar labeled Total should be 8.8.
In future versions of the practice test, the final paragraph of Tab 2 will be corrected based on the original source to read, “The scientist estimated that compared to the time frame of 1990–1999, during 2000–2007 the atmosphere stored 0.9 more gigatons of carbon, the oceans stored 0.1 more gigatons of carbon, and the forests stored 0.2 fewer gigatons of carbon.”
We are disclaiming the current version of this test question until all forms of the HS MISA Practice Test are updated. We are currently working with our vendors to make these changes in the standard and accommodated forms of the HS MISA Practice Test. Until the update occurs, students should not be penalized for an incorrect answer to this question. A communication will go out when the corrected HS MISA Practice Test forms are released.