BCR
Brief Constructed Response
Scoring Tool
LEVEL 4

 

This response demonstrates an understanding of the complexities of the text.
    Addresses the demands of the question
    Effectively uses expressed or implied information from the text to clarify or extend meaning
LEVEL 3

This response demonstrates an understanding of the text.
    Addresses the demands of the question.
    Uses some expressed or implied information from the text to clarify or extend meaning
LEVEL 2

The response demonstrates an implied, partial, or superficial understanding of the text and/or the question.
    Lacks transitional information to show the relationship of the support to the question
    Uses minimal information from the text to clarify or extend meaning
LEVEL 1

This response represents a misreading of the text or of the question.
    Lacks enough information to clearly determine an understanding of the text or question
LEVEL 0

The response is completely incorrect or irrelevant, or there is no response.

Taken from the Maryland Department of Education School Improvement Site