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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2012, Grade 10 English Language Arts

  Question 18: Open-Response  
Based on the essay, compare the dreams of the author and her mother. Support your answer with relevant and specific details from the essay.

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 comparison of the dreams of the author and her mother. The response includes relevant and specific information from the essay.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete and accurate comparison of the dreams of the author and her mother. The response includes relevant but often general information from the essay.
2 The response is a partial comparison of the dreams of the author and her mother. The response includes limited information from the essay and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal comparison of the dreams of the author and her mother. The response contains little or no information from the essay 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 36: Reading and Literature

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Last Updated: August 1, 1996
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