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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2014, Grade 5 English Language Arts

  Question 17: Open-Response  
Based on the selection, explain a lesson that can be learned from the actions of Wangari Maathai. Support your answer with important details from the selection.

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 a lesson. The response includes important information from the selection.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of a lesson. The response includes relevant but often general information from the selection.
2 The response is a partial explanation of a lesson. The response includes limited information from the selection and may include inaccuracies.
1 The response is a minimal explanation of a lesson. The response includes little or no information from the selection and may include inaccuracies.
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 5 English Language Arts

Question 6: Reading Comprehension
Question 17: Reading Comprehension

Return to the MCAS 2014 Student Work Directory



Last Updated: November 1, 2017
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