School Improvement in Maryland
Sample Item Scoring Information Return

Standard 1.0 Political Science

Topic C. Protecting Rights and Maintaining Order

Indicator 1. Examine the impact of governmental decisions on individual rights and responsibilities in the United States

Objective b. Explain how rules and laws protect individual rights and protect the common good

Brief Constructed Response (BCR) Item

2010 NAEP Civics Item:

Think of a rule in your school that is important for helping or protecting people. Write it down on the line below.

Now explain how the rule you identified helps or protects people.