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Sample Items

The following are examples of assessment items included in CivEd.

Two types of assessment items are included in CivEd: content items, and skills items. The five items below are examples of content items. Below each item, the percent of U.S. ninth-grade students who answered the item correctly is indicated:

Civic Knowledge Content Item - Example 1
Civic Knowledge Content Item - Example 2
Civic Knowledge Content Item - Example 3
Civic Knowledge Content Item - Example 4
Civic Knowledge Content Item - Example 5

In contrast, the following three items are examples of skills items:

Civic Knowledge Content Item - Example 6
Civic Knowledge Content Item - Example 7
Civic Knowledge Content Item - Example 8

Out of the 38 assessment items in the student instrument, 25 measure civic content, and 13 measure civic-related skills.

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