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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2012, Grade 4 English Language Arts

  Question 6: Open-Response  
Based on the folktale, explain the most likely reason the author states that “Rabbit was the strongest of all.” Support your answer with important details from the folktale.

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 the most likely reason the author states that "Rabbit was the strongest of all." The response includes important details from the folktale.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of the most likely reason the author states that “Rabbit was the strongest of all.” The response includes relevant but often general details from the folktale.
2 The response is a partial explanation of the most likely reason the author states that “Rabbit was the strongest of all.” The response includes limited details from the folktale and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal explanation of the most likely reason the author states that “Rabbit was the strongest of all.” The response includes little or no detail from the folktale 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 4 English Language Arts

Question 6: Reading and Literature
Question 17: Reading and Literature

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Last Updated: May 3, 2016
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