School Improvement in Maryland

Answer Key Reading Grade 8 Public Release Items - Released March 2009

MSA Item Number Answer Grade Objectives Assessed
1 A 8 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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2 B 8 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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3 B 8 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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4 A 8 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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5 A 8 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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6 A 8 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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7 C 8 1.D.3.a Use context to determine the meanings of words
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8 D 8 2.A.6.c Analyze the text and its information for reliability
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9 8 2.A.4.b Analyze the author's argument, viewpoint, or perspective
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10 D 8 2.A.4.c State and support main ideas and messages
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11 C 8 2.A.4.e Identify and explain information or ideas peripheral to the main idea or message
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12 8 2.A.4.c State and support main ideas and messages
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13 C 8 2.A.4.g Synthesize ideas from text
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14 8 2.A.6.b Analyze the extent to which the structure and text features clarify the purpose and the information
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15 D 8 2.A.4.d Summarize or paraphrase
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16 C 8 3.A.3.c Analyze details that provide information about the setting, the mood created by the setting, and the role the setting plays in the text
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17 B 8 3.A.3.g Analyze internal and/or external conflicts that motivate characters and those that advance the plot
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18 C 8 3.A.7.a Analyze and evaluate how specific language choices contribute to meaning
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19 8 3.A.7.a Analyze and evaluate how specific language choices contribute to meaning
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20 B 8 3.A.3.e Analyze relationships between and among characters, setting, and events
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21 8 3.A.2.a Analyze text features that contribute to meaning
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22 D 8 3.A.7.a Analyze and evaluate how specific language choices contribute to meaning
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