MSA: Reading Grade 10. Maryland Assessment Group Conference, Ocean City, MD November 21, 2002. Download this presentation at:. www.magonline.org. MSA Schedule Year 1. September, contract awarded October 4, construction of forms December, forms to printer March, tests administered
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Maryland Assessment Group Conference, Ocean City, MD
November 21, 2002
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Read the story “The Tree of Love.” Then answer
The author includes the story about Uncle LoveJoy in paragraph 15 to emphasize
F the injustice of slavery
G Old Willa's unusual size
H the values of storytelling
J Old Willa's special powers
Read the poem “Absence.” Then answer
Numbers 5 through 8.
5. What is the meaning of the word ample as
it is used in line 8?
Read the story the “An Unlikely Star.” Then answer Numbers 27 through 30.
Based on the first paragraph, a reader could most likely predict that the passage would be about?
A the foolishness of playing the lottery
B a character who undergoes a change for the better
C meetings that are scheduled at a teacher’s conference
D how kindergarten children rarely agree on their favorite fairy tale
F there aren’t enough human firefighters
H Keisha thinks it’s too late to save the trapped workers
J Keisha wants to show off Nelson’s abilities
This item measures the student’s ability to interpret the text by drawing a conclusions about Nelson’s purpose. Other items in the objective focus on determining an implied main idea, gathering supporting evidence, inferring relationships such a cause and effect, identifying story elements such as plot and setting, analyzing characters and/or their actions, and recognizing the use of literary and persuasive techniques.
G repairing damage done to the bags
H taking the bags to the laundry and having them cleaned
J hanging them up to dry somewhere else
In this item, the student is asked to identify the meaning of a grade-level vocabulary word. Other items in this objective focus on measuring the student’s ability to recall passage details, sequence events, understand a stated main idea and gather stated information from the graphics