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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2014, Grade 7 English Language Arts

  Question 7: Open-Response  
Explain how the information in the article supports the title, “Surviving, for Better and Worse.” Support your answer with important and specific details from the article.

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 how the information in the article supports the title, “Surviving, for Better and Worse.” The response includes important and specific details from the article.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of how the information in the article supports the title, “Surviving, for Better and Worse.” The response includes important but often general details from the article.
2 The response is a partial explanation of how the information in the article supports the title, “Surviving, for Better and Worse.” The response includes limited details from the article and may include misinterpretations.
1 The response is a minimal explanation of how the information in the article supports the title “Surviving, for Better and Worse.” 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.

Grade 7 English Language Arts

Question 7: Reading Comprehension
Question 18: Reading Comprehension

Return to the MCAS 2014 Student Work Directory



Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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