Study Guide

Field 168: Business and Marketing

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Sample Constructed-Response Item 1

Competency 0009 
Pedagogical Content Knowledge

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You are planning to teach a high school lesson on applying financial decision-making processes to saving and investing products. Using your knowledge of business and marketing concepts, principles, and practices, write a response of approximately 400 to 600 words in which you:

Sample Strong Response to Constructed-Response Item 1

To come Summer 2022

Sample Constructed-Response Item 2

Competency 0009 
Pedagogical Content Knowledge

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You are planning to teach a high school lesson on factors that influence employee motivation and morale. Using your knowledge of business and marketing concepts, principles, and practices, write a response of approximately 400 to 600 words in which you:

Sample Strong Response to Constructed-Response Item 2

To come Summer 2022

Sample Constructed-Response Item 3

Competency 0009 
Pedagogical Content Knowledge

Use the information below to complete the task that follows.

You are planning to teach a high school lesson on maintaining security and ensuring privacy when using information technology. Using your knowledge of business and marketing concepts, principles, and practices, write a response of approximately 400 to 600 words in which you:

Sample Strong Response to Constructed-Response Item 3

To come Summer 2022

Performance Characteristics for a Constructed-Response Item

The following characteristics guide the scoring of the response to a constructed-response item.

Completeness The degree to which the response addresses all parts of the assignment
Accuracy The degree to which the response demonstrates the relevant knowledge and skills accurately and effectively
Depth of Support The degree to which the response provides appropriate examples and details that demonstrate sound reasoning

Score Scale for a Constructed-Response Item

A score will be assigned to the response to a constructed-response item according to the following score scale.

Score Point Score Point Description
4 The "4" response reflects a thorough command of the relevant knowledge and skills:
  • The response thoroughly addresses all parts of the assignment.
  • The response demonstrates the relevant knowledge and skills with thorough accuracy and effectiveness.
  • The response is well supported by relevant examples and details and thoroughly demonstrates sound reasoning.
3 The "3" response reflects a general command of the relevant knowledge and skills:
  • The response generally addresses all parts of the assignment.
  • The response demonstrates the relevant knowledge and skills with general accuracy and effectiveness.
  • The response is generally supported by some examples and/or details and generally demonstrates sound reasoning.
2 The "2" response reflects a partial command of the relevant knowledge and skills:
  • The response addresses all parts of the assignment, but most only partially; or some parts are not addressed at all.
  • The response demonstrates the relevant knowledge and skills with partial accuracy and effectiveness.
  • The response is partially supported by some examples and/or details or demonstrates flawed reasoning.
1 The "1" response reflects little or no command of the relevant knowledge and skills:
  • The response minimally addresses the assignment.
  • The response demonstrates the relevant knowledge and skills with minimum accuracy and effectiveness.
  • The response is minimally supported or demonstrates significantly flawed reasoning.
U The response is unscorable because it is unrelated to the assigned topic or off task, unreadable, written in a language other than English or contains an insufficient amount of original work to score.
B No response.