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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2014, Grade 8 English Language Arts

  Question 7: Open-Response  
Explain how the concepts in the article could be applied to a school environment. Support your answer with relevant and specific information 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 concepts in the article could be applied to a school environment. The response includes relevant and specific information from the article.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of how the concepts in the article could be applied to a school environment. The response includes relevant but often general information from the article.
2 The response is a partial explanation of how the concepts in the article could be applied to a school environment. The response includes limited information from the article and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal explanation of how the concepts in the article could be applied to a school environment. The response includes little or no information 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 8 English Language Arts

Question 7: Reading Comprehension
Question 12: Reading Comprehension

Return to the MCAS 2014 Student Work Directory



Last Updated: February 11, 2016
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