The following grade 8 short constructed-response question requires the intellectual skill of "explaining and analyzing" 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, 25 percent of eighth-graders' responses were rated "Complete." When just students in the Proficient level are considered, 48 percent of responses were scored as "Complete."
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