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Item PT014001: Plate boundaries can occur anywhere in an ocean basin or a continent.

Which of the following is TRUE about the boundaries between earth’s plates?

  1. Boundaries can be anywhere in an ocean basin or a continent
  2. Boundaries are always where ocean basins meet continents.
  3. Boundaries are always in the middle of ocean basins.
  4. Boundaries are not found in continents.
Distribution of Responses
Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item PT014001
Students Responding Correctly
Group Correct Total Percent
Overall 1659 3181 52%
  6–8 1043 2052 51%
  9–12 610 1116 55%
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Where plate boundaries are located is not specified in NGSS.