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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2012, Grade 6 English Language Arts

  Question 18: Open-Response  
Based on the selection, describe how Abel shows that he is a civilized mouse. Support your answer with important details 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 description of how Abel shows that he is a civilized mouse. The response includes important details from the selection.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate description of how Abel shows that he is a civilized mouse. The response includes relevant but often general details from the selection.
2 The response is a partial description of how Abel shows that he is a civilized mouse. The response includes limited details from the selection and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal description of how Abel shows that he is a civilized mouse. The response includes few or no details from the selection 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 6 English Language Arts

Question 7: Reading and Literature
Question 18: Reading and Literature

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Last Updated: January 1, 1996
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