. High School Assessment: Government .
Government Assessment
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 More About the Assessment
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The items on the Public Release Forms of the Government High School Assessment represent a fair measure of the Social Studies Core Learning Goals for Government — Political Systems, Peoples of the Nation and World, Geography, and Economics. Users of these items should take into consideration the following information:

  • All items have been taken from previously field tested forms, have produced good psychometric data, and are statistically reliable.
  • Each form is approximately 30 minutes shorter than the version students will take during a formal test administration because the forms do not include field test items.
  • There are items of all difficulty levels (easy, medium, and hard) on the public release forms.
  • Each item represents only one way to measure an indicator.
  • The items measure students' skills and knowledge of content as directed by the Core Learning Goal indicators as designated for the Government High School Assessment.
  • All item formats — selected response, brief constructed response, and extended constructed response — are represented.
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