Item CL146001: On the first day of spring, the north pole is not tilted toward the sun or away from the sun, and each day of the rest of the spring the north pole tilts a little more toward the sun.

Which of the following statements is TRUE about how the North Pole is tilted relative to the sun over the course of the spring?

  1. During all of the spring, the North Pole is tilted 23.5° toward the sun.
  2. During all of the spring, the North Pole is not tilted toward the sun or away from the sun.
  3. On the first day of spring, the North Pole is not tilted toward the sun or away from the sun. During the rest of the spring, the North Pole is tilted 23.5° toward the sun.
  4. On the first day of spring, the North Pole is not tilted toward the sun or away from the sun, and each day of the rest of the spring the North Pole tilts a little more toward the sun.

Distribution of Responses

Chart showing distrubtion of responses for Item CL146001

Percent of students responding correctly

Overall24%
Grades 6–824%
Grades 9–1224%
Male23%
Female25%
Primary Language is English24%
Primary Language is not English26%

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