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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2013, Grade 7 English Language Arts

  Question 14: Open-Response  
Based on the excerpt, explain why Bod and Scarlett are excited about their new friendship. 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 explanation of why Bod and Scarlett are excited about their new friendship. The response includes important and specific information from the excerpt.
4
3
The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of why Bod and Scarlett are excited about their new friendship. The response includes relevant but often general information from the excerpt.
2
The response is a partial explanation of why Bod and Scarlett are excited about their new friendship. The response includes limited information from the excerpt and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal explanation of why Bod and Scarlett are excited about their new friendship. 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 8: Reading Comprehension
Question 14: Reading Comprehension

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Last Updated: December 6, 2016
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