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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2013, Grade 6 English Language Arts

  Question 6: Open-Response  
Based on the selection, describe the narrator’s feelings about the search for and the discovery of the sunken Titanic. 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 the narrator’s feelings about the search for and the discovery of the sunken Titanic. The response includes important details from the selection.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate description of the narrator’s feelings about the search for and the discovery of the sunken Titanic. The response includes relevant but often general details from the selection.
2 The response is a partial description of the narrator’s feelings about the search for and the discovery of the sunken Titanic. The response includes limited details from the selection and may include inaccuracies.
1
The response is a minimal description of the narrator’s feelings about the search for and the discovery of the sunken Titanic. The response includes few or no details from the selection 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 6 English Language Arts

Question 6: Reading Comprehension
Question 13: Reading Comprehension
Question 24: Reading Comprehension

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Last Updated: May 10, 2016
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