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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2014, Grade 6 English Language Arts

  Question 11: Open-Response  
Based on the passage, explain whether Lt. Halvorsen made good decisions. Support your answer with important details 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 explanation of whether Lt. Halvorsen made good decisions. The response includes important details from the passage.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of whether Lt. Halvorsen made good decisions. The response includes relevant but often general details from the passage.
2 The response is a partial explanation of whether Lt. Halvorsen made good decisions. The response includes limited details from the passage and may include misinterpretations.
1 The response is a minimal explanation of whether Lt. Halvorsen made good decisions. The response includes few or no details 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 6 English Language Arts

Question 11: Reading Comprehension

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Last Updated: January 27, 1994
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