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Contents
Language Arts Literacy

Open-Ended Scoring Rubric - p. 25

For Reading, Listening, and Viewing
        Sample Task:   The author takes a strong position on voting rights for young people. Use information from the text to support your
response to the following.

       *Requirements:       Explain the author's position on voting.
                                           Explain how adopting such a position would affect young people like you.

Points Criteria
4
A 4-point response clearly demonstrates understanding of the task, completes all requirements, and provides an insightful explanation/opinion that links to or extends aspects of the text. 
 
3
A 3-point response demonstrates an understanding of the task, completes all requirements, and provides some explanation/opinion using situations or ideas from the text as support. 
 
2
A 2-point response may address all of the requirements, but demonstrates a partial understanding of the task, and uses text incorrectly or with limited success resulting in an inconsistent or flawed explanation. 
 
1
A I-point response demonstrates minimal understanding of the task, does not complete the requirements, and provides only a vague reference to or no use of the text. 
 
0
A 0-point response is irrelevant or off-topic.
        *Requirements for these items will vary according to the task.

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