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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2016, Grade 4 English Language Arts

  Question 18: Open-Response  
Based on the article and the folktale, explain how fear can affect people. Support your answer with important information from the article and details from the folktale.

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 fear can affect people. The response includes important information from the article and details from the folktale.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of how fear can affect people. The response includes relevant but often general information from the article and details from the folktale.
2 The response is a partial explanation of how fear can affect people. The response includes limited information from the article and/or details from the folktale and may include misinterpretations.
1 The response is a minimal explanation of how fear can affect people. The response includes little or no information from the article and/or few details from the folktale 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 4 English Language Arts

Question 7: Reading Comprehension
Question 18: Reading Comprehension

Return to the MCAS 2016 Student Work Directory



Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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