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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2013, Grade 8 English Language Arts

  Question 19: Open-Response  
Describe how the narrator’s view of Grandad changes throughout the excerpt. Support your answer with relevant and specific details 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 description of how the narrator’s view of Grandad changes throughout the excerpt. The response includes relevant and specific details from the excerpt.
4
3
The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate description of how the narrator’s view of Grandad changes throughout the excerpt. The response includes relevant but often general details from the excerpt.
2
The response is a partial description of how the narrator’s view of Grandad changes throughout the excerpt. The response includes limited details from the excerpt and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal description of how the narrator’s view of Grandad changes throughout the excerpt. The response includes little or no details from the excerpt and may include misinterpretations.
OR
The response relates minimally to the task.
0
The response is incorrect or irrelevant or contains insufficient details to demonstrate comprehension.

Note: There are 2 sample student responses for Score Point 4.

Grade 8 English Language Arts

Question 8: Reading Comprehension
Question 19: Reading Comprehension

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Last Updated: July 22, 2014
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