Item PT013002: The edges of each of earth's plates abut the edges of all of the surrounding plates.

Which of the following represents how three of earth’s plates fit together?

Distribution of Responses
Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item PT013002
Students Responding Correctly
Group Correct Total Percent
Overall 986 2478 40%
Grades
  6–8 258 808 32%
  9–12 714 1648 43%
Gender
  Male514119043%
  Female455125436%
Primary Language
  English904223640%
  Other6118134%

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NRC Framework
ESS2.B The plates move across Earth’s surface, carrying the continents…
Notes
An evidence statement for NGSS performance expectation MS-ESS2-3 says: The shapes of continents, which roughly fit together (like pieces in a jigsaw puzzle), suggest that those land masses were once joined and have since separated.