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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2016, Grade 5 English Language Arts

  Question 17: Open-Response  
Explain how the author creates a sense of mystery in the chapter. Support your answer with important details from the chapter.

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 creates a sense of mystery in the chapter. The response includes important details from the chapter.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of how the author creates a sense of mystery in the chapter. The response includes relevant but often general details from the chapter.
2 The response is a partial explanation of how the author creates a sense of mystery in the chapter. The response includes limited details from the chapter and may include misinterpretations.
1 The response is a minimal explanation of how the author creates a sense of mystery in the chapter. The response includes few or no details from the chapter 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 5 English Language Arts

Question 6: Reading Comprehension
Question 17: Reading Comprehension

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Last Updated: January 1, 2001
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