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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2012, Grade 7 English Language Arts

  Question 19: Open-Response  
Describe the narrator’s changing feelings throughout the excerpt. Support your answer with important and specific information from the excerpt.

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 the narrator’s changing feelings throughout the excerpt. The response includes important and specific information from the excerpt.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate description of the narrator’s changing feelings throughout the excerpt. The response includes relevant but often general information from the excerpt.
2 The response is a partial description of the narrator’s changing feelings throughout the excerpt. The response includes limited information from the excerpt and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal description of the narrator’s changing feelings throughout the excerpt. The response includes little or no information from the excerpt 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 7 English Language Arts

Question 7: Reading and Literature
Question 19: Reading and Literature

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Last Updated: April 2, 2014
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