Item CL145001: The angle between the earth’s axis and the plane of the earth’s orbit around the sun does not change at all during a year.

Which of the following statements is TRUE about the angle between the earth’s axis and the plane of the earth’s orbit around the sun?

  1. It changes gradually every day of the year.
  2. It changes two times a year.
  3. It changes four times a year.
  4. It does not change at all during a year.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CL145001

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall17%
Grades 6–819%
Grades 9–1215%
Male18%
Female16%
Primary Language is English16%
Primary Language is not English20%

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