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Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

Assessment Transition Plans

Assessable Writing Modes for Grade 4 and Grade 7 MCAS Composition Tests

In accordance with the 2011 ELA Framework, students in grades 4 will be assessed in one of the following modes: narrative, expository, or opinion. For instructional support, consult pages 27–28 Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document of the ELA Framework for grade 4 paying specific attention to standards 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Students in grade 7 will be assessed in one of the following modes: narrative, expository, or argument. For instructional support, consult pages 54–56 Download PDF Document  Download MS WORD Document of the ELA Framework for grade 7 paying specific attention to standards 1,2,3,4, and 5.

The scoring guides will remain the same with students continuing to be assessed in two domains: topic development and conventions. For more information consult the ELA Composition Scoring guide.



Last Updated: March 18, 2014
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