(1) A graduating student at the nearing proficiency level demonstrates a partial mastery of prerequisite knowledge and skills fundamental for proficiency in social studies. He/she:
(a) usually analyzes and adapts an inquiry process to locate information from a variety of sources, incompletely evaluates information, and with limited success, applies the information to various decision making situations;
(b) sometimes analyzes, but ineffectively critiques the principles and structure of power, authority, and governance;
(c) occasionally demonstrates civic responsibility by participating as a citizen across various communities;
(d) sometimes makes meaningful geographic inferences but has difficulty conducting geography-related research to develop and support a position on an issue;
(e) identifies some historical patterns, and with assistance, conducts research to develop and partially defend a position on an issue;
(f) sometimes analyzes obvious impacts of the application of economic principles on decision making in national and global economies; and
(g) sometimes analyzes and critiques the impact of human interaction on society and evaluates the obvious effects of cultural diversity on individuals and society.