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 2.0 Comprehension of Informational Text

Indicator 2. Identify and use text features to facilitate understanding of informational texts

Objective 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

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

Selected Response Item

Read the article titled 'Brainy Birds' and answer the following questions. Circle the letter of the correct answer.

Which of these ideas is most clearly supported by the illustrations?

  1. how fast ravens can fly
  2. how silly ravens can be
  3. how skillful ravens can be
  4. how well ravens can hide
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Correct Answer:
C

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

Resources for Objective 2.A.2.b:
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