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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2011, Grade 10 English Language Arts

  Question 35: Open-Response  
Based on the article, describe the precautions that are taken to ensure the safety of fencers. Support your answer with relevant and specific information from the article.

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 description of the precautions that are taken to ensure the safety of fencers. The response includes relevant and specific information from the article.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate description of the precautions that are taken to ensure the safety of fencers. The response includes relevant but often general information from the article.
2 The response is a partial description of the precautions that are taken to ensure the safety of fencers. The response includes limited information from the article and may include misinterpretations.
1 The response is a minimal description of the precautions that are taken to ensure the safety of fencers. The response includes little or no information from the article 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
Question 18: Reading and Literature
Question 27: Reading and Literature
Question 35: Reading and Literature

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Last Updated: November 14, 2012
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