Item PT007001: The earth's plates fit closely together with each plate touching all of the plates around it.

Which of the following is TRUE about earth’s plates?

  1. They are separated by oceans.
  2. They are piled on top of one another within the earth.
  3. They fit closely together with each plate touching all the plates that are next to it.
  4. They are surrounded by melted rock and do not touch each other.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item PT007001

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall53%
Grades 6–852%
Grades 9–1256%
Male56%
Female51%
Primary Language is English54%
Primary Language is not English43%

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