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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2017, Grade 10 English Language Arts

Download PDF Document  Question 36: Open-Response  
Based on the excerpt, explain the challenges faced by early professional baseball players. Support your answer with relevant and specific information from the excerpt.

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 challenges that early baseball players faced. The response contains relevant and specific information from the excerpt.
4
3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of the challenges that early baseball players faced. The response includes relevant but often general information from the excerpt.
2 The response is a partial explanation of the challenges that early baseball players faced. The response includes limited information from the excerpt and may include misinterpretations.
1 The response is a minimal explanation of the challenges that early baseball players faced. The response contains little or no information from the excerpt 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: July 27, 2016
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