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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2012, Grade 10 English Language Arts

  Question 36: Open-Response  
Based on the selection, explain how the engineers of the Channel Tunnel project ensured the tunnel would be safe for workers and travelers. Support your answer with relevant and specific information from the selection.

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 engineers ensured the tunnel would be safe for workers and travelers. The response includes relevant and specific information from the selection.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of how the engineers ensured the tunnel would be safe for workers and travelers. The response includes relevant but often general information from the selection.
2 The response is a partial explanation of how the engineers ensured the tunnel would be safe for workers and travelers. The response includes limited information from the selection and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal explanation of how the engineers ensured the tunnel would be safe for workers and travelers. The response includes little or no information from the selection 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: September 18, 2006
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