Item CL028002: The maximum height the sun reaches in the sky changes as you move toward the north, but not as you move toward the east.

A student who lives at Place 1 shown below observes the sun moving across the sky over the course of a day.

In which direction would the student have to go to see the sun reach a different maximum height in the sky over the course of that same day?

  1. North of Place 1, but not east of Place 1
  2. East of Place 1, but not north of Place 1
  3. Either east or north of Place 1
  4. The sun will reach the same maximum height in the sky no matter which direction the student goes

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CL028002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall29%
Grades 6–826%
Grades 9–1233%
Male28%
Female30%
Primary Language is English29%
Primary Language is not English24%

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