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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2017, Grade 10 English Language Arts

Download PDF Document  Question 18: Open-Response  
Describe the persuasive techniques the author uses in the essay. Support your answer with relevant and specific information from the essay.

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 description of the persuasive techniques the author uses in the essay. The response includes relevant and specific information from the essay.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate description of the persuasive techniques the author uses in the essay. The response includes relevant but often general information from the essay.
2 The response is a partial description of the persuasive techniques the author uses in the essay. The response includes limited information from the essay and may include misinterpretations.
1 The response is a minimal description of the persuasive techniques the author uses in the essay. The response includes little or no information from the essay and may include misinterpretations.
Or
The response relates minimally to the task.
0 The response is totally incorrect or irrelevant, or contains insufficient evidence to demonstrate comprehension.

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

Grade 10 English Language Arts

Question 9: Reading Comprehension
Question 18: Reading Comprehension
Question 28: Reading Comprehension
Question 36: Reading Comprehension

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Last Updated: July 30, 2018
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