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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2015, Grade 6 English Language Arts

  Question 17: Open-Response  
Based on the selection, identify and explain the conflicts Dewey faces. Support your answer with important details from the selection.

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 identification and explanation of the conflicts Dewey faces. The response includes important details from the selection.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate identification and explanation of the conflicts Dewey faces. The response includes relevant but often general details from the selection.
2 The response is a partial identification and explanation of the conflicts Dewey faces. The response includes limited details from the selection and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal identification and explanation of the conflicts Dewey faces. The response includes few or no details from the selection 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 6 English Language Arts

Question 6: Reading Comprehension
Question 17: Reading Comprehension

Return to the MCAS 2015 Student Work Directory



Last Updated: December 12, 2017
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