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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2013, Grade 4 English Language Arts

  Question 7: Open-Response  
Based on the article, explain what climbers can learn from practicing at indoor gyms. Support your answer with important information from the article.

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 what climbers can learn from practicing at indoor gyms. The response includes important information from the article.
4
3
The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of what climbers can learn from practicing at indoor gyms. The response includes relevant but often general information from the article.
2
The response is a partial explanation of what climbers can learn from practicing at indoor gyms. The response includes limited information from the article and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal explanation of what climbers can learn from practicing at indoor gyms. The response includes little or no information from the article 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 7: Reading Comprehension
Question 13: Reading Comprehension

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Last Updated: January 25, 2013
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