Item WE027002: Wind and water can change the earth's surface over time by wearing away mountains and making valleys deeper.

Which of the following is TRUE about ways that wind and water can change the earth's surface over time?

  1. Wind and water can wear away mountains but cannot make valleys deeper.

  2. Wind and water can make valleys deeper but cannot wear away mountains.

  3. Wind and water can make valleys deeper and can wear away mountains.

  4. Wind and water can change the earth’s surface, but not by wearing away mountains or by making valleys deeper.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item WE027002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall60%
Grades 6–859%
Grades 9–1261%
Male61%
Female60%
Primary Language is English61%
Primary Language is not English48%

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