Constitution Test for new 8th graders
It is an Illinois state law that every middle school student must pass a constitution test before entering high school. DMS students take the test as 7th graders while studying the Revolutionary War Era. New 8th grade students will receive study packets, which includes information pertaining to the federal and state governments. Students can locate answers to practice worksheets from the packet and can use my answer key to find answers to difficult questions. Students may see me for help in the morning or during studyhall. If there are any government changes after the school year begins, students are to learn what is in the packet and on the practice quizzes for the test. The test is approximately 105 points. It is an abbreviated version from the test taken in 7th grade. It will take approximately 40 minutes or less to take.
Some students need only take the Illinois portion of the test and will be given that portion to study. It is approximately 35 points.
The test is on a pass/fail basis and will not affect the student's current grade. Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 243-7778. Students should take this before winter break.
The following items are given to students in class either at the beginning of the year or when they transfer to DMS midyear. They are updated every year because elected officials may change. Note: if the elected official changes mid year after I have given students the information, they are to know the people on the informational sheets given, not the newly elected official.