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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2016, Grade 7 English Language Arts

  Question 7: Open-Response  
Explain why "Save the Seagrass, Save the Seahorse" is an appropriate title for the article. Support your answer with important and specific details from the article.

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 why "Save the Seagrass, Save the Seahorse" is an appropriate title for the article. The response includes important and specific details from the article.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of why "Save the Seagrass, Save the Seahorse" is an appropriate title for the article. The response includes relevant but often general details from the article.
2 The response is a partial explanation of why "Save the Seagrass, Save the Seahorse" is an appropriate title for the article. The response includes limited details from the article and may include misinterpretations.
1 The response is a minimal explanation of why "Save the Seagrass, Save the Seahorse" is an appropriate title for the article. The response includes few or no details from the article 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 7 English Language Arts

Question 7: Reading Comprehension

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Last Updated: March 28, 2003
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