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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2019 MCAS Sample Student Work and Scoring Guides

Below you will find scoring guides and samples of student work for released items from the spring 2019 MCAS tests. Scoring guides and student work samples are provided for the following item types: constructed-response items, essay questions, and open-response items. The grade 10 ELA legacy composition rubrics for the retests are located here: Scoring Guides for ELA Legacy Composition.

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

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 the grades 5 and 8 STE two-point constructed-response items and also for Standard English Conventions for the grades 3–8 and 10 ELA essay items. For the grade 3 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

For more information, see Using This Online Tool

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Last Updated: August 30, 2019
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