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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2014, High School Technology/Engineering

  Question 23: Open-Response  
A company is planning to construct a small building and needs a scale drawing of the floor plan. Information about the building is in the box below.
The building will be 42' × 60'. The 60' walls will run east to west. Inside the building there will be three areas:
  • a 42' × 42' work area with four 6' wide doors, forming two 12' wide openings in the south wall
  • an 18' × 21' office with a 3' wide door in the south wall
  • an 18' × 21' storeroom with no exterior doors
The office will have 3' wide doors to the work area and the storeroom. The storeroom will have a 3' wide door to the work area.
  1. On the grid in your Student Answer Booklet, make a scale drawing of this floor plan. Use the scale one-sixth" = 3'. On the grid, 6 squares = 1 inch. Disregard wall thickness. Assume that north is toward the top of the paper.
  2. On your drawing, label each room and clearly show all doors.

Scoring Guide and Sample Student Work
Select a score point in the table below to view the sample student response.

ScoreDescription
4 The response demonstrates a thorough understanding of how to apply scale and proportion to a drawing. The response includes a correctly drawn and labeled scale drawing based on the given information.
4
3 The response demonstrates a general understanding of how to apply scale and proportion to a drawing.
2 The response demonstrates a limited understanding of how to apply scale and proportion to a drawing.
1 The response demonstrates a minimal understanding of how to apply scale and proportion to a drawing.
0 The response is incorrect or contains some correct work that is irrelevant to the skill or concept being measured.

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

High School Technology/Engineering

Question 11: Construction and Manufacturing
Question 23: Engineering Design
Question 33: Electrical and Communication Systems
Question 44: Electrical and Communication Systems
Question 45: Fluid and Thermal Systems

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Last Updated: August 3, 2016
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