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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2013, Grade 6 English Language Arts

  Question 13: Open-Response  
Based on the selection, explain how Jonathan is different from other seagulls. 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 explanation of how Jonathan is different from other seagulls. The response includes important details from the selection.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of how Jonathan is different from other seagulls. The response includes relevant but often general details from the selection.
2 The response is a partial explanation of how Jonathan is different from other seagulls. The response includes limited details from the selection and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal explanation of how Jonathan is different from other seagulls. 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 6: Reading Comprehension
Question 13: Reading Comprehension
Question 24: Reading Comprehension

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Last Updated: April 25, 2016
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