SST-HS.3.04

High School SST Targeted Benchmarks
Standard 3: Economic Concepts
Students understand economic concepts and the characteristics of various economic systems.
Structures and Function

SST-HS.3.04 Analyze the role government plays in an economy (e.g., provision of public goods and services, taxes, protection of property rights, resolution of market failures).

 Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify the four responsibilities of Government.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can evaluate the role of government in taxation, spending, and budgeting.
  • I can distinguish between debt and deficit.

Proficiency Scale

Score   Description Sample Activity
Advanced Proficient

In addition to expectations of proficiency, the student provides consistent evidence of in-depth inferences and applications that go beyond what was taught and expected.

Unit 8 Taxes and Government Spending

The student can:

  • Generate ideas for reducing the national debt.   
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  3.5 In addition to score 3.0 performance, in-depth inferences, and applications with partial success.

Proficient

 

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

Unit 8 Taxes and Government Spending

The student can:

  • Evaluate the types of taxes instituted by the government. (ie. sales, income, property, excise)
    • Compare the benefit principle (user taxes) and the ability to pay principle (progressive tax).
  • Evaluate the role of Government in spending.
  • Interpret the causes of the mounting national debt

The student exhibits no major errors or omissions.

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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).
Progressing

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).

Unit 8 Taxes and Government Spending

The student can:

  • recognizes or recalls specific terminology, such as:          

    • Revenue, tax, benefit principle, ability to pay principle, progressive tax, regressive tax, proportional tax, income tax, FICA, estate tax, gift tax, excise tax, fiscal year, debt, deficit, W-4, W-2, 1040EZ, 1099INT, Social Security.

  • performs a basic process, such as:

    • Define the benefit principle and the ability to pay principle.

    • Distinguish between deficit and debt.

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).
Novice 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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