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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

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

ScoreDescription
4 The student response demonstrates an exemplary understanding of the Geometry concepts involved in solving real-world and mathematical problems involving area and volume of two-dimensional objects composed of quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms. The student will find the height of a rectangular prism, given the length, width, and volume.
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3 The student response demonstrates a good understanding of the Geometry concepts involved in solving real-world and mathematical problems involving area and volume of two-dimensional objects composed of quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms. Although there is significant evidence that the student was able to recognize and apply the concepts involved, some aspect of the response is flawed. As a result, the response merits 3 points.
2 The student demonstrates a fair understanding of the Geometry concepts involved in solving real-world and mathematical problems involving area and volume of two-dimensional objects composed of quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms. While some aspects of the task are completed correctly, others are not. The mixed evidence provided by the student merits 2 points.
1 The student response demonstrates a minimal understanding of the Geometry concepts involved in solving real-world and mathematical problems involving area and volume of two-dimensional objects composed of quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.
0 The student response contains insufficient evidence of an understanding of the Geometry concepts involved in solving real-world and mathematical problems involving area and volume of two-dimensional objects composed of quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms to merit any points.

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