The following grade 4 short constructed-response question requires the intellectual skill of "evaluating, taking, and defending a position" in the content area, "What are the roles of citizens in American democracy?" Student responses were scored according to a 3-point scale as "Complete," "Partial," or "Unacceptable." The sample response below is an example of a "Complete" response.
Overall, 26 percent of students were scored as having a "Complete" response. When only the students in the Proficient category are considered, 43 percent scored "Complete."
See more about this question in the NAEP Questions Tool.
View this question, at score 244, on a map of NAEP civics items.