School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 3

Reading/ELA | Informational | Literary | Writing | Language | Listening | Speaking

Sample Assessments: Each sample assessment item gives an idea of how an assessment item on the MSA might be presented. The items appropriately measure the content of the State Curriculum and may be formatted similarly to those appearing on the MSA; however, these are sample items only and have not appeared on any MSA form.

Standard 2.0 Comprehension of Informational Text

Indicator 6. Read critically to evaluate informational text

Objective e. Identify and explain information not included in the text

Assessment limit: Information that would enhance or clarify the reader's understanding of the main idea of the text or a portion of the text

Selected Response Item

Read the article 'Follow That Horse' and answer the following question.

After reading this article, a reader might still want to know

  1. how Dan feels about his guide horse
  2. how guide dogs and guide horses are alike
  3. how many commands a guide horse learns
  4. how Cuddles was chosen to be a guide horse

Correct Answer:

Resources for Objective 2.A.6.e: