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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2014, Grade 10 English Language Arts

Download PDF Document  Question 36: Open-Response

 

Reporting Category: Reading Comprehension
Topic: 13 - Nonfiction
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 article, explain the significance of scientists’ findings about amylase. Support your answer with relevant and specific details from the article.

Scoring Guide and Sample Student Work

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ScoreDescription
4 The response is a clear, complete, and accurate explanation of the significance of scientists’ findings about amylase. The response includes relevant and specific details from the article.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of the significance of scientists’ findings about amylase. The response includes relevant but often general details from the article.
2 The response is a partial explanation of the significance of scientists’ findings about amylase. The response includes limited details from the article and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal explanation of the significance of scientists’ findings about amylase. The response includes few or no details from the article 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.

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Last Updated: September 22, 2014

 
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