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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2016, Grade 3 English Language Arts

  Question 11: Open-Response  
Based on the passage, explain how the author shows that Tony was a clever person. 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 explanation of how the author shows that Tony was a clever person. The response includes important information from the passage.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of how the author shows that Tony was a clever person. The response includes relevant but often general information from the passage.
2 The response is a partial explanation of how the author shows that Tony was a clever person. The response includes limited information from the passage and may include misinterpretations.
1
The response is a minimal explanation of how the author shows that Tony was a clever person. 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 17: Reading Comprehension

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Last Updated: August 5, 2015
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