The following grade 12 short constructed-response question 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 3-point scale as "Complete," "Partial," or "Unacceptable." The sample response below is an example of a "Complete" response.
Overall, 24 percent of twelfth-graders' responses were rated "Complete." When only students at the Proficient level are considered, 53 percent of responses were scored as "Complete."
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