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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2013, Grade 3 English Language Arts

  Question 11: Open-Response  
Based on the passage, explain why the Statue of Liberty is important to the people of the United States. Support your answer with important details from the passage.

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 why the Statue of Liberty is important to the people of the United States. The response includes important information from the passage.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of why the Statue of Liberty is important to the people of the United States. The response includes relevant but often general information from the passage.
2 The response is a partial explanation of why the Statue of Liberty is important to the people of the United States. The response includes limited information from the passage and may include inaccuracies.
1
The response is a minimal explanation of why the Statue of Liberty is important to the people of the United States. The response includes little or no information from the passage and may include inaccuracies.
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 3 English Language Arts

Question 11: Reading Comprehension
Question 18: Reading Comprehension

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Last Updated: June 19, 2012
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