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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2016, Grade 5 Mathematics

  Question 17: Open-Response no calculator allowed
Yolanda took a bus to visit her grandmother for a four-day visit.
  1. At the bus station she waited for three quarters of an hour until it was time to board the bus.
    How many minutes did Yolanda wait to board the bus? Show or explain how you got your answer.
Yolanda brought a CD to listen to on the bus.
  • The CD is 78 minutes long. 
  • The bus ride was two and one half hours long. 
  1. How many minutes longer was the bus ride than the CD? Show or explain how you got your answer. 
  2. Yolanda wondered how many minutes are in 4 days. What is the total number of minutes in 4 days? Show or explain how you got your answer.

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

ScoreDescription
4 The student response demonstrates an exemplary understanding of the Measurement concepts involved in solving problems involving simple unit conversions within a system of measurement. The student will determine the number of minutes in  of an hour; the difference between two times when one is given in minutes and the other is given in hours; and the number of minutes in a given number of days.
4
3 The student response demonstrates a good understanding of the Measurement concepts involved in solving problems involving simple unit conversions within a system of measurement. 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 response demonstrates fair understanding of the Measurement concepts involved in solving problems involving simple unit conversions within a system of measurement. 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 only minimal understanding of the Measurement concepts involved in solving problems involving simple unit conversions within a system of measurement.
0 The student response contains insufficient evidence of an understanding of the Measurement concepts involved in solving problems involving simple unit conversions within a system of measurement to merit any points.

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

Grade 5 Mathematics

Question 11: Number and Operations In Base Ten
Question 17: Measurement and Data

Return to the MCAS 2016 Student Work Directory



Last Updated: July 27, 2017
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