Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System

2018, Grade 4 English Language Arts

Question 24: Constructed-Response

 

Reporting Category: Reading Comprehension
Standard: ELA.K-12.R.1.01 - Read closely to determine what a text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from a text.
Item Description: Write a paragraph that explains the author's feelings about a topic, using important details from the article.


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Scoring Guide and Sample Student Work

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

ScoreDescription
3
  • Demonstrates full understanding of the reading material
  • Includes important and specific evidence/details for support
3
2
  • Demonstrates partial understanding of the reading material
  • Includes some important evidence/details for support
2
1
  • Demonstrates minimal understanding of the reading material
  • Includes little or no evidence/details for support
1
0
  • Demonstrates no understanding of the reading material
  • Includes insufficient evidence/details for support
Note: There are 2 sample student responses for Score Point 3, Score Point 2 and Score Point 1.

Grade 4 English Language Arts

Question 8: Language and Writing
Question 24: Reading

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Last Updated: June 24, 2022

 
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