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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2014, Grade 3 English Language Arts

  Question 11: Open-Response  
Based on the passage, describe how dogs and wolves are alike. Support your answer with important information from the passage.

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 dogs and wolves are
alike
. The response includes important information from the passage.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate description of how dogs and wolves are
alike
. The response includes relevant but often general information from the passage.
2 The response is a partial description of how dogs and wolves are
alike
. The response includes limited information from the passage and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal description of how dogs and wolves are alike. The response includes little or no information from the passage 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.

Grade 3 English Language Arts

Question 11: Reading Comprehension
Question 18: Reading Comprehension

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Last Updated: November 14, 2013
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