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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2015, Grade 7 English Language Arts

  Question 10: Open-Response  
Based on the foreword, explain why Filipovic believes keeping a diary or journal is valuable. Support your answer with important and specific details from the foreword.

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 explanation of why Filipovic believes keeping a diary or journal is valuable. The response includes important and specific details from the foreword.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of why Filipovic believes keeping a diary or journal is valuable. The response includes relevant but often general details from the foreword.
2 The response is a partial explanation of why Filipovic believes keeping a diary or journal is valuable. The response includes limited details from the foreword and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal explanation of why Filipovic believes keeping a diary or journal is valuable. The response includes few or no details from the foreword 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 7 English Language Arts

Question 10: Reading Comprehension

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Last Updated: October 6, 2017
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