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  • Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

    2016, Grade 10 English Language Arts

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    Reporting Category: Reading Comprehension
    Topic: 13 - Nonfiction
    Standard: ELA.K-12.R.2.06 - Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
    Standard: ELA.K-12.R.2.06 - Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.


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    Explain the techniques MacArthur used in his speech to make it persuasive. Support your answer with relevant and specific details from the speech.

    Scoring Guide and Sample Student Work

    Select a score point in the table below to view the sample student response.

    ScoreDescription
    4 The response is a clear, complete, and accurate explanation of the techniques MacArthur used in his speech to make it persuasive. The response includes relevant and specific details from the speech.
    4
    3 The response is a mostly clear, complete, and accurate explanation of the techniques MacArthur used in his speech to make it persuasive. The response includes relevant but often general details from the speech.
    2 The response is a partial explanation of the techniques MacArthur used in his speech to make it persuasive. The response includes limited details from the speech and may include misinterpretations.
    1 The response is a minimal explanation of the techniques MacArthur used in his speech to make it persuasive. The response includes few or no details from the speech and may include misinterpretations.
    OR
    The response relates minimally to the task.
    0 The response is incorrect or irrelevant or contains insufficient information to demonstrate comprehension.
    Note: There are 2 sample student responses for Score Point 4.

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    Last Updated: May 22, 2020

     
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