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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2014, Grade 10 English Language Arts

Download PDF Document  Question 14: Open-Response

 

Reporting Category: Reading Comprehension
Topic: 17 - Dramatic Literature
Standard: ELA.K-12.R.1.02 - Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Standard: ELA.K-12.R.1.02 - Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.


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Based on the excerpt, explain why Morocco chooses the gold casket rather than the silver or the lead casket. 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 why Morocco chooses the gold casket rather than the silver or the lead casket. The response includes relevant and specific information from the excerpt.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of why Morocco chooses the gold casket rather than the silver or the lead casket. The response includes relevant but often general information from the excerpt.
2 The response is a partial explanation of why Morocco chooses the gold casket rather than the silver or the lead casket. The response includes limited information from the excerpt and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal explanation of why Morocco chooses the gold casket rather than the silver or the lead casket. 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.

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