SST-08.4.06

8th Grade SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 4: Political Systems

SST-08.4.06 Compare the functions and structure of local, state, tribal, and federal governments within North Dakota.

Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  •  I can name the three branches of state government.
  •  I can identify the functions of the state officials.
  •  I can identify the three plans of city government.
  •  I can define the  "one person-one vote" principle.
  •  I can define reapportionment.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can explain the importance of the “one person-one vote” principle.
  • I can describe the three branches of government.
  • I can explain the importance of reapportionment. 
  • I can describe the level of courts within the state’s judicial branch and their jurisdictions.

Proficiency Scale

Score   ND-SST: 8.4.6 Compare the functions and structure of local, state, tribal, and federal governments within North Dakota Sample Activity
4.0

In addition to Score 3.0, the student demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.

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 Standard.” The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.

The student:

  • can describe the three branches of government.
  • can discuss the “one person-one vote” principle
  • can explain the importance of reapportionment.
  • can identify the functions of the state officials.
  • can describe the level of courts within the state’s judicial branch and their jurisdictions.
  • can identify the three plans of city 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

The student demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).

The student:

  • recognizes or recalls specific terminology, such as:
    • the three branches of government
    • “one person-one vote” principle
    • reapportionment
    • county, city, special, and tribal governments
    • less than three of the plans of city government
  • performs basic processes, such as:
    • listing the courts in the ND court system
    • identifying some of the state official’s functions
    • listing the level of courts in the ND court system
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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).

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