School Improvement in Maryland

Answer Key Reading Grade 3 Public Release Items - Released March 2009

MSA Item Number Answer Grade Objectives Assessed
1 D 3 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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2 C 3 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_038.xml
3 A 3 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_039.xml
4 B 3 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_040.xml
5 D 3 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_041.xml
6 A 3 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_042.xml
7 C 3 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_043.xml
8 B 3 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_044.xml
9 B 3 1.B.1.a Apply phonics skills
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_045.xml
10 C 3 1.B.1.a Apply phonics skills
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_046.xml
11 A 3 1.B.1.a Apply phonics skills
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_047.xml
12 A 3 1.D.3.b Use word structure to determine the meaning of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_048.xml
13 B 3 1.D.3.b Use word structure to determine the meaning of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_049.xml
14 C 3 1.D.3.b Use word structure to determine the meaning of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_050.xml
15 C 3 2.A.2.c Use informational aids such as introductions and overviews, materials lists, timelines, captions, glossed words, labels, numbered steps, pronunciation key, transition words, boxed text
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_051.xml
16 3 2.A.4.c State and support main ideas and messages
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_052.xml
17 A 3 2.A.3.a Identify and analyze the organization of texts such as sequential and/or chronological order, main idea and supporting details, cause/effect, and problem solution
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18 D 3 2.A.5.a Identify and explain specific words or phrases that contribute to the meaning of a text
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19 3 2.A.4.g Draw conclusions and inferences and make generalizations and predictions from text
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20 B 3 2.A.5.b Identify and explain specific words and punctuation that create tone
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21 A 3 2.A.4.g Draw conclusions and inferences and make generalizations and predictions from text
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_057.xml
22 3 2.A.2.f Identify and explain the contributions of text features to meaning
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_058.xml
23 D 3 2.A.4.h Distinguish between a fact and an opinion
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_059.xml
24 D 3 3.A.3.b Identify and explain the elements of a story
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25 A 3 3.A.3.c Identify and describe the setting and the mood
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_061.xml
26 3 3.A.8.a Identify and explain the believability of the characters' actions and the story's events
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_062.xml
27 B 3 3.A.6.a Identify and explain main ideas and universal themes
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_063.xml
28 C 3 3.A.3.b Identify and explain the elements of a story
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_064.xml
29 3 3.A.8.b Identify and explain questions left unanswered by the text
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_065.xml
30 D 3 3.A.3.e Identify and explain relationships between and among characters, setting, and events
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_066.xml
31 A 3 3.A.6.a Identify and explain main ideas and universal themes
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32 3 3.A.3.d Identify and analyze the characters
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_3_068.xml
33 C 3 3.A.7.b Identify and explain specific words and phrases that contribute to meaning
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