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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2015, Grade 10 English Language Arts

  Question 8: Open-Response  
Based on the excerpt, describe Jobs’s character traits. Support your answer with relevant and specific details from the excerpt.

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 Jobs’s character traits. The response includes relevant and specific details from the excerpt.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate description of Jobs’s character traits. The response includes relevant but often general details from the excerpt.
2 The response is a partial description of Jobs’s character traits. The response includes limited details from the excerpt and may include misinterpretations.
1 The response is a minimal description of Jobs’s character traits. The response includes few or no details from the excerpt and may include misinterpretations.
OR
The response relates minimally to the task.
0 The response is totally incorrect or irrelevant, or contains insufficient evidence to demonstrate comprehension.

Note: There are 2 sample student responses for Score Point 4.

Grade 10 English Language Arts

Question 8: Reading Comprehension
Question 14: Reading Comprehension
Question 27: Reading Comprehension
Question 36: Reading Comprehension

Return to the MCAS 2015 Student Work Directory



Last Updated: September 14, 2017
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