The following grade 4 multiple-choice question assesses students' ability to understand the meaning of a word in the context of a fictional story. See the full text of the grade 4 reading passage.
The percentages above the question indicate how students performed on the question. In addition to the overall percentage of students who answered the question correctly, the percentage of students at each achievement level who answered the question correctly is presented.
As an example of how to interpret these percentages, 52 percent of the students overall answered this question correctly. When only the students in the Proficient category are considered, 76 percent answered correctly.
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