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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2011, Grade 8 English Language Arts

  Question 7: Open-Response  
Based on information in the article, explain why it is difficult for teenagers to get enough sleep. Support your answer with relevant and specific details 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 explanation of why it is difficult for teenagers to get enough sleep. The response includes relevant and specific details from the article.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of why it is difficult for teenagers to get enough sleep. The response includes relevant but often general details from the article.
2 The response is a partial explanation of why it is difficult for teenagers to get enough sleep. The response includes limited details from the article and may include misinterpretations.
1 The response is a minimal explanation of why it is difficult for teenagers to get enough sleep. The response includes few or no details from the article and may include misinterpretations.
OR
The response relates minimally to the task.
0 The response is incorrect or irrelevant or contains insufficient evidence to demonstrate comprehension.

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

Grade 8 English Language Arts

Question 7: Reading and Literature

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Last Updated: March 15, 2016
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