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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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2018 Grades 3 – 4: Short Response Rubric
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2018 Grades 3 – 5: Essay Rubric
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2018 Grades 6 – 8: Essay Rubric
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2018 Grade 10: Open Response Rubric
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2018 Grade 10: Composition Rubric
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2019 Grade 10 Essay Rubric


Last Updated: November 15, 2017
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