The following is an example of a grade 12 extended constructed-response question that requires the intellectual skill of "identifying and describing" in the content area, "What are the foundations of the American political system?" 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, 5 percent of students were scored as having a "Complete" response. When only the students in the Proficient category are considered, 13 percent scored "Complete."
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