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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2011, Grade 10 English Language Arts

  Question 9: Open-Response  
Based on the excerpt, explain why it is important for candy companies to keep their manufacturing processes secret. Support your answer with relevant and specific information from the excerpt.

Scoring Guide and Sample Student Work
Select a score point in the table below to view the sample student response.

ScoreDescription
4 The response is a clear, complete, and accurate explanation of why it is important for candy companies to keep their manufacturing processes secret. The response includes relevant and specific information from the excerpt.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of why it is important for candy companies to keep their manufacturing processes secret. The response includes relevant but often general information from the excerpt.
2 The response is a partial explanation of why it is important for candy companies to keep their manufacturing processes secret. The response includes limited information from the excerpt and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal explanation of why it is important for candy companies to keep their manufacturing processes secret. The response includes little or no information from the excerpt and may include misinterpretations.
OR
The response relates minimally to the task.
0 The response is totally incorrect or irrelevant, or contains insufficient evidence to demonstrate comprehension.

Note: There are 2 sample student responses for Score Point 4.

Grade 10 English Language Arts

Question 9: Reading and Literature
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Last Updated: June 28, 2016
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