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Civics Assessment Time by Content Area

Percentage of assessment time in 2010 NAEP civics, by grade and content area
    Grade 4 Grade 8 Grade 12
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I. What are civic life, politics,
and government?
26 15 11
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II. What are the foundations
of the American political system?
18 24 20
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III. How does the government established
by the Constitution embody the purposes,
values, and principles of American democracy?
15 26 25
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IV. What is the relationship of the United States
to other nations and to world affairs?
11 13 20
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V. What are the roles of
citizens in American democracy?
30 21 25
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SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), 2010 Civics Assessment.

Last updated 09 March 2011 (JM)
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