School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 4

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 1.0 General Reading Processes

Topic E. General Reading Comprehension

Indicator 4. Use strategies to demonstrate understanding of the text (after reading)

Objective d. Draw conclusions or make generalizations about the text

Assessment limit: From the text or a portion of the text

Selected Response Item

Read the story ''Summer Palace'' and answer the following question.

What do you think Sasha will do next?

  1. read a book to her grandfather
  2. sit at the kitchen table with her grandfather
  3. draw another picture for her grandfather
  4. go to the Summer Palace with her grandfather

Correct Answer:

Assessment limit:
From the text or a portion of the text

Resources for Objective 1.E.4.d: