The High School Assessments assess student's knowledge of Core Learning Goals at the indicator level. Some indicators have assessment limits which indicate more specifically what will be assessed.
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The student will demonstrate an understanding of the historical development and current status of principles, institutions, and processes of political systems.
The student will demonstrate understanding of the structure and functions of government and politics in the United States.
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.
1.1.2 The student will evaluate how the principles
of government assist or impede the
functioning of government.
1.1.3 The student will evaluate roles and policies
the government has assumed regarding public
1.1.4 The student will explain roles and analyze
strategies individuals or groups may use to
initiate change in governmental policy and
The student will evaluate how the United States government has maintained a balance between protecting rights and maintaining order.
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
1.2.2 The student will analyze legislation designed
to protect the rights of individuals and
groups and to promote equity in American
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.
1.2.4 The student will evaluate the principle of due
1.2.5 The student will analyze elements,
proceedings, and decisions related to criminal
and civil law.
The student will demonstrate an understanding of the history, diversity, and commonality of the peoples of the nation and world, the reality of human interdependence, and the need for global cooperation, through a perspective that is both historical and multicultural.
The student will evaluate the interdependent relationship of United States politics and government to world affairs.
2.1.1 The student will analyze economic, political, social issues and their affect on foreign policies of the United States.
2.1.2 The student will evaluate the effectiveness of
international alliances and organizations from
the perspective of the United States.
The student will compare and evaluate the effectiveness of the United States system of government and various other political systems.
2.2.1 The student will analyze advantages and
disadvantages of various types of governments
throughout the world.
The student will demonstrate an understanding of geographic concepts and processes to examine the role of culture, technology, and the environment in the location and distribution of human activities throughout history.
The student will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship of cultural and physical geographic factors in the development of government policy.
3.1.1 The student will evaluate demographic factors related to political participation, public policy and government policies.
3.1.2 The student will evaluate the role of
government in addressing land use and other
3.1.3 The student will analyze the roles and
relationships of regions on the formation and
implementation of government policy.
The student will demonstrate an understanding of the historical development and current status of economic principles, institutions, and processes needed to be effective citizens, consumers, and workers.
The student will demonstrate an understanding of economic principles, institutions, and processes required to formulate government policy.
4.1.1 The student will evaluate how governments
affect the answers to the basic economic
questions of what to produce, how to produce,
and for whom to produce.
4.1.2 The student will utilize the principles of
economic costs and benefits and opportunity
cost to analyze the effectiveness of
government policy in achieving socio-economic
4.1.3 The student will examine regulatory agencies
and their social, economic, and political
impact on the country, a region, or on/within
4.1.4 The student will evaluate the effectiveness of
current monetary and fiscal policy on
promoting full employment, price stability,
and economic performance.