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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

English Language Arts

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Released Questions and Student Work Samples
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Tutorial
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Life Cycle of an ELA Item
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ELA Item Alignment and Coding
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Practice Tests

ELA Rubrics

The Department has released rubrics for short responses and essays by grade level below.

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Grades 3 – 4: Short Response/Constructed Response Rubric (2017 – present)
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Grades 3 – 5: Essay Rubric (2017 – present)
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Grades 6 – 8: Essay Rubric (2017 – present)
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Grade 10: Essay Rubric (2019)
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Grade 10: Legacy Open Response Rubric (2018)
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Grade 10: Legacy Composition Rubric (2018)


Last Updated: November 16, 2018
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