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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2015, Grade 10 English Language Arts

  Question 14: Open-Response  
Describe how Lakshmi’s emotions shift throughout the excerpt. 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 how Lakshmi’s emotions shift throughout the excerpt. The response contains relevant and specific details from the excerpt.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete and accurate description of how Lakshmi’s emotions shift throughout the excerpt. The response includes relevant but often general details from the excerpt.
2 The response is a partial description of how Lakshmi’s emotions shift throughout the excerpt. The response includes limited details from the excerpt and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal description of how Lakshmi’s emotions shift throughout the excerpt. The response contains 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 information 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: November 27, 2017
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