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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2014, Grade 10 English Language Arts

  Question 9: Open-Response  
Based on the excerpt, explain the challenges that tow surfers face. Support your answer with relevant 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 the challenges tow surfers face. The response includes relevant and specific information from the excerpt.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of the challenges tow surfers face. The response includes relevant but often general information from the excerpt.
2 The response is a partial explanation of the challenges tow surfers face. The response includes limited information from the excerpt and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal explanation of the challenges tow surfers face. 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 10 English Language Arts

Question 9: Reading Comprehension
Question 14: Reading Comprehension
Question 27: Reading Comprehension
Question 36: Reading Comprehension

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Last Updated: September 18, 2006
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