School Improvement in Maryland

Answer Key Reading Grade 4 Public Release Items - Released March 2009

MSA Item Number Answer Grade Objectives Assessed
1 C 4 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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2 D 4 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_046.xml
3 B 4 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_047.xml
4 D 4 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_048.xml
5 A 4 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_049.xml
6 B 4 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_050.xml
7 B 4 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_051.xml
8 D 4 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_052.xml
9 A 4 1.D.3.b Use word structure to determine the meaning of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_053.xml
10 C 4 1.D.3.b Use word structure to determine the meaning of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_054.xml
11 C 4 1.D.3.b Use word structure to determine the meaning of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_055.xml
12 B 4 1.D.3.b Use word structure to determine the meaning of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_056.xml
13 A 4 1.D.3.b Use word structure to determine the meaning of words
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_057.xml
14 D 4 2.A.4.a Identify and explain the author's/text's purpose and intended audience
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_058.xml
15 C 4 2.A.4.a Identify and explain the author's/text's purpose and intended audience
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_059.xml
16 4 2.A.4.c State and support main ideas and messages
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_060.xml
17 B 4 2.A.4.d Summarize or paraphrase
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_061.xml
18 D 4 2.A.4.g Draw conclusions and inferences and make generalizations and predictions from text
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_062.xml
19 4 2.A.6.b Identify and explain additions or changes to format or text features that would make the text easier to understand
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_063.xml
20 A 4 2.A.2.b Use graphic aids such as illustrations and pictures, photographs, drawings, sketches, cartoons, maps (key, scale, legend, graphs, charts/tables, and diagrams, other graphic aids encountered in informational texts
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_064.xml
21 D 4 3.A.5.d Identify and explain stage directions and dialogue that help to create character
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_065.xml
22 4 3.A.3.d Identify and analyze the characters
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_066.xml
23 C 4 3.A.5.d Identify and explain stage directions and dialogue that help to create character
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_067.xml
24 C 4 3.A.3.d Identify and analyze the characters
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_068.xml
25 4 3.A.3.d Identify and analyze the characters
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_069.xml
26 A 4 3.A.6.a Identify and explain main ideas and universal themes
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_070.xml
27 A 4 3.A.3.d Identify and analyze the characters
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_071.xml
28 4 3.A.6.a Identify and explain main ideas and universal themes
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_072.xml
29 B 4 3.A.6.a Identify and explain main ideas and universal themes
/toolkit/vsc/assessment_items/msa_ela_4_073.xml