The earth’s axis of rotation is always tilted 23.5° from which of the following?

  1. The equator
  2. A line through the earth that connects the North and South Poles
  3. The line between the center of the earth and the center of the sun
  4. The line perpendicular to the plane of the earth’s path around the sun

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CL092002

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall19%
Grades 6–818%
Grades 9–1221%
Male20%
Female19%
Primary Language is English19%
Primary Language is not English18%

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