School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 7

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. Analyze important ideas and messages in informational texts

Objective i. Explain how someone might use the text

Selected Response Item

Read the article titled 'Lifeline for Lions' and answer the following questions. Circle the letter of the correct answer.

The person who would find the information in this article most helpful would be an individual interested in—

  1. veterinary services for wildlife
  2. donating to animal relief funds
  3. maintenance of wildlife parks
  4. travel in hot-air balloons

Correct Answer:

Assessment limit:
Application of the text for personal use or content-specific use

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