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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2015, Grade 3 English Language Arts

  Question 11: Open-Response  
Based on the passage, describe how Claude Monet worked to become a better artist. Support your answer with important information from the passage.

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 Monet worked to become a better artist. The response includes important information from the passage.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate description of how Monet worked to become a better artist. The response includes relevant but often general information from the passage.
2 The response is a partial description of how Monet worked to become a better artist. The response includes limited information from the passage and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal description of how Monet worked to become a better artist. The response includes little or no information from the passage 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 3 English Language Arts

Question 11: Reading Comprehension
Question 22: Reading Comprehension
Question 23: Reading Comprehension

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Last Updated: December 22, 2015
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