The solid rock of the cliffs in the photograph is part of a continent. What is the relationship between the continent and earth’s plates?

  1. The continent is part of a plate.
  2. The continent is next to but is not part of a plate.
  3. The continent is on top of a layer of water that is above a plate.
  4. The continent is directly on top of a plate but is not part of the plate.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item PT015001

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall43%
Grades 6–842%
Grades 9–1244%
Male46%
Female39%
Primary Language is English43%
Primary Language is not English37%

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