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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2015, Grade 10 English Language Arts

  Question 27: Open-Response  
Describe how the speech and the eulogy emphasize the humanity of men who were considered to be great and powerful. Support your answer with relevant and specific details from both the speech and the eulogy.

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 the speech and the eulogy emphasize the humanity of men who were considered to be great and powerful. The response contains relevant and specific details from both the speech and the eulogy.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete and accurate description of how the speech and the eulogy emphasize the humanity of men who were considered to be great and powerful. The response includes relevant but often general details from both the speech and the eulogy.
2 The response is a partial description of how the speech and/or the eulogy emphasize the humanity of men who were considered to be great and powerful. The response includes limited details from the speech and/or the eulogy and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal description of how the speech and/or the eulogy emphasize the humanity of men who were considered to be great and powerful. The response contains few or no details from the speech and/or the eulogy 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 10 English Language Arts

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

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Last Updated: July 17, 2017
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