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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2018 MCAS Sample Student Work and Scoring Guides

Below you will find scoring guides and samples of student work for released items from the spring 2018 MCAS tests. Scoring guides and student work samples are provided for the following item types: open-response items, constructed-response items, essay questions, and writing prompts (grade 10 ELA Composition only).

Annotations are included at all score points with the student work samples for the grades 3–8 ELA essay items, the grade 4 ELA constructed-response item, and the grade 10 ELA Composition and Reading Comprehension items.

Two different samples of student work have been included at the highest score point for all grades and subjects with a few exceptions: only one top-scoring sample has been released for Standard English conventions for the grades 3–8 ELA essay items and the grade 10 ELA Composition. For the grade 4 ELA constructed-response item, two different samples of student work have been included, not only at score point 3, the highest score point, but also at score points 2 and 1.

For access to all released MCAS test questions

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Question Directory for Student Work

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Main Question Directory for Student Work



Last Updated: August 28, 2018
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