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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2011, Grade 3 English Language Arts

  Question 11: Open-Response  
Based on the story, explain how the big orange splot causes the neighborhood to change. Support your answer with important details from the story.

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 how the big orange splot causes the neighborhood to change. The response includes important details from the story.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of how the big orange splot causes the neighborhood to change. The response includes relevant but often general details from the story.
2 The response is a partial explanation of how the big orange splot causes the neighborhood to change. The response includes limited details from the story and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal explanation of how the big orange splot causes the neighborhood to change. The response includes few or no details from the story and may include misinterpretations.
OR
The response relates minimally to the task.
0 The response is incorrect or irrelevant or contains insufficient information to demonstrate comprehension.

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

Grade 3 English Language Arts

Question 11: Reading and Literature
Question 17: Reading and Literature

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Last Updated: October 26, 2015
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