MSDE Generic Reading Rubric  

Element

Points
 Earned Assessment
 Self  Teacher
A complex developed understanding of the text with evidence of connections, extensions, examinations of meaning, and defense of interpretations. Connections between the reader's ideas and the text itself are explicit. Extensions and examinations are accompanied by explicit references to the text in support of inferences. Responses indicate as many stances as possible, based on the activity, all substantially supported by references to the text. These responses reflect careful thought and thoroughness. 6    
A developed understanding of the text with evidence of connections, extensions, examinations of meaning, and defense of interpretations. Connections between the reader's ideas and the text itself are explicit. Extensions and examinations are accompanied by explicit references to the text in support of inferences. When possible, the response indicates more than two stances, all substantially supported by references to the text.    
A developed understanding of the text with evidence of connections, extensions, examinations of meaning. Connections between the reader's ideas and the text itself are explicit. Extensions and examinations are accompanied by explicit references to the text in support of inferences. When possible, the response indicates more than one stance or perspective on the text; however, only one stance is substantially supported by references to the text. 4    

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