SST-08.4.05

8th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Political Systems

SST-08.4.05 Describe the relationship (e.g., power, responsibility, influence) among the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of the government at the local, state (i.e., North Dakota), and national level.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can recognize or recall specific terminology, such as:
    • Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, Judicial Branch, Checks and Balances, Articles, Bill Process, Crossover, Veto, Pocket Veto, Majority, Minority, Order of Succession, Impeachment.
  • I can recognize or recall specific phrases, such as:I can list the three branches of government and explain the responsibilities of each.
    • makes laws, enforces laws, interprets laws.
  • I can define checks and balances.
  • I can explain several examples of checks and balances in government.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can demonstrate extended knowledge and understanding by independently and consistently connecting this standard to real world situations.

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
4.0

In addition to Score 3.0, in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught.

The student:

  • demonstrates extended knowledge and understanding independently and consistently by connecting to historical and/or current world situations.
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  3.5 In addition to Score 3.0 performance, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding the more complex content with partial success.
3.0

The student can:

  • Explain several examples of checks and balances in government.
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  2.5 The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and partial knowledge of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
2.0

There are no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes as the student:

  • lists the three branches of government and explains the responsibilities of each.
  • defines checks and balances.
  • recognizes or recalls specific terminology, such as:
    • Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, Judicial Branch, Checks and Balances, Articles, Bill Process, Crossover, Veto, Pocket Veto, Majority, Minority, Order of Succession, Impeachment
  • recognizes or recalls specific phrases, such as:
    • makes laws,  enforces laws, interprets laws

However, the student exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes.

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  1.5 The student demonstrates partial knowledge of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and procedures (Score 3.0 content).
1.0 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content). -
  0.5 With help, the student demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) but not the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
0.0 Even with help, the student demonstrates no understanding or skill. -

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