The following is an example of a grade 8 extended constructed-response question that requires the intellectual skill of "evaluating, taking, and defending a position" in the content area, "What is the relationship of the United States to other nations and to world affairs?" Student responses were scored according to a 4-point scale as "Complete," "Acceptable," "Partial," or "Unacceptable." The sample response below is an example of a "Complete" response.
Overall, 3 percent of students were scored as having a "Complete" response. When only the students in the Proficient category are considered, 10 percent were scored in the "Complete" category.
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