Below you will find the scoring guides for the ELA Composition that are used to score student responses to writing prompts in the areas of Topic/Idea Development and Standard English conventions for grade 10 legacy tests. Student compositions that do not address the writing prompt will be deemed non-scorable (NS), earning them a 0 out of a possible 12 points for topic development and 0 out of a possible 8 points for standard English conventions. Refer to Off-Topic Compositions on MCAS English Language Arts Tests memo.
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