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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2015, High School Technology/Engineering

Download PDF Document  Question 33: Open-Response  
Engineering students must use the engineering design process for a class project. The problem for this class project has been identified.
  1. List four other steps of the engineering design process that the students should do. Be sure to put the steps in the order in which they should be done.
  1. Describe one purpose for each step you identified in part (a).

Scoring Guide and Sample Student Work
Select a score point in the table below to view the sample student response.

ScoreDescription
4 The response demonstrates a thorough understanding of the steps of the engineering design process. The response correctly lists four other steps of the engineering design process in the order they should be done and clearly describes a purpose for each step.
4
3 The response demonstrates a general understanding of the steps of the engineering design process.
2 The response demonstrates a limited understanding of the steps of the engineering design process.
1 The response demonstrates a minimal understanding of the steps of the engineering design process.
0 The response is incorrect or contains some correct work that is irrelevant to the skill or concept being measured.

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

High School Technology/Engineering

Question 11: Fluid and Thermal Systems
Question 23: Electrical and Communication Systems
Question 33: Engineering Design
Question 44: Fluid and Thermal Systems
Question 45: Construction and Manufacturing

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Last Updated: October 30, 2000
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