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# Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

## 2012, High School Intro Physics

### Scoring Guide and Sample Student WorkSelect a score point in the table below to view the sample student response.

ScoreDescription
4 The response demonstrates a thorough understanding of Newton’s second law of motion. The response correctly calculates the object’s acceleration before and after the 8.0 N force is applied, compares and explains the direction of acceleration, and explains whether the object will come to rest after the addition of 20 N of frictional force.
4
3 The response demonstrates a general understanding of Newton’s second law of motion.
2 The response demonstrates a limited understanding of Newton’s second law of motion.
1 The response demonstrates a minimal understanding of Newton’s second law of motion.
0 The response is incorrect or contains some correct work that is irrelevant to the skill or concept being measured.

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

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