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The cognitive category of Applying measures students' abilities to describe or explain the relationship between information (data, summaries, headlines, problems, and scenarios) and economic concepts. Items in the Applying category asked students to

  • restate an economic concept in their own words,
  • interpret data and information to identify events or trends and explain the cause,
  • analyze a given scenario or event that requires only one step in the analysis, and
  • apply or use a concept when the concept is specified.

Last updated 03 November 2006 (JM)

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