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 4. Determine important ideas and messages in informational texts

Objective g. Draw conclusions and inferences and make generalizations and predictions from text

Assessment limit: From one text or a portion of the text or across multiple texts

Selected Response Item

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

After reading this article, a reader can conclude that—

  1. that having a good memory can help a raven survive
  2. because a raven likes to swing, it needs a special perch
  3. imitating other bird sounds allows a raven to live anywhere
  4. because a raven eats many foods, it can be a household pest
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Correct Answer:
A

Assessment limit:
From one text or a portion of the text or across multiple texts

Resources for Objective 2.A.4.g:
Lesson Seeds | SAMPLE ASSESSMENTS | Public Release Items |