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2009 Government Assessment

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  Goal 1   The student will demonstrate an understanding of the historical development and current status of principles, institutions, and processes of political systems.  
     
44 Items Expectation
1.1
The student will demonstrate understanding of the structure and functions of government and politics in the United States.  
       
  23 Items Indicator
1.1.1
  The student will analyze historic documents to determine the basic principles of United States government and apply them to real-world situations.  
    6 Items
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40 40 40
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53 53 53
82 82 82
     
    Indicator
1.1.2
  The student will evaluate how the principles of government assist or impede the functioning of government.  
    7 Items
4 4 4
5 5 5
45 45 45
52 52 52
56 56 56
60 60 60
74 74 74
     
    Indicator
1.1.3
  The student will evaluate roles and policies the government has assumed regarding public issues.  
    5 Items
3 3 3
14 14 14
37 37 37
50 50 50
80 80 80
     
    Indicator
1.1.4
  The student will explain roles and analyze strategies individuals or groups may use to initiate change in governmental policy and institutions.  
    5 Items
21 21 21
25 25 25
27 27 27
63 63 63
79 79 79
       
     
  Expectation
1.2
The student will evaluate how the United States government has maintained a balance between protecting rights and maintaining order.  
       
  21 Items Indicator
1.2.1
  The student will analyze the impact of landmark Supreme Court decisions on governmental powers, rights, and responsibilities of citizens in our changing society.  
    5 Items
10 10 10
22 22 22
26 26 26
41 41 41
76 76 76
     
    Indicator
1.2.2
  The student will analyze legislation designed to protect the rights of individuals and groups and to promote equity in American society.  
    4 Items
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12 12 12
30 30 30
67 67 67
     
    Indicator
1.2.3
  The student will evaluate the impact of governmental decisions and actions that have affected the rights of individuals and groups in American society and/or have affected maintaining order and/or safety.  
    4 Items
2 2 2
9 9 9
38 38 38
39 39 39
     
    Indicator
1.2.4
  The student will evaluate the principle of due process.  
    4 Items
17 17 17
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29 29 29
42 42 42
     
    Indicator
1.2.5
  The student will analyze elements, proceedings, and decisions related to criminal and civil law.  
    4 Items
28 28 28
57 57 57
69 69 69
73 73 73
       

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