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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2017, Grade 10 English Language Arts

Download PDF Document  Question 28: Open-Response  
Explain how the speaker in the poem reflects both Augustus's and Hazel's views about life. Support your answer with relevant and specific details from both the excerpt and the poem.

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 the speaker in the poem reflects both Augustus's and Hazel's views about life. The response contains relevant and specific details from both the excerpt and the poem.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete and accurate explanation of how the speaker in the poem reflects both Augustus's and Hazel's views about life. The response includes relevant but often general details from both the excerpt and the poem.
2 The response is a partial explanation of how the speaker in the poem reflects both Augustus's and Hazel's views about life. The response includes limited details from the excerpt and /or the poem and may include misinterpretations.
1 The response is a minimal explanation of how the speaker in the poem reflects both Augustus's and Hazel's views about life. The response contains few or no details from the excerpt and /or the poem 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 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: September 27, 2017
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