Test’s structure and content:

In the Reasoning Through Language Arts (RLA) test, you will go through three sections, focusing on your ability to read and write closely, and your ability to edit and understand the use of standard written English in context.

During the Social Studies test, you answer multiple-choice, drag-and-drop, hot spot, and fill-in-the-black questions drawn from US history, economics, geography, civics, and government. The test gauges your understanding of the basic principles in each. To do well, you must be able to read passages, cartoons, graphs, and charts.

The Science test focuses on three major domains: life science, physical science, and earth and space science. Answering the questions requires a combination of excellent reading skills, specific knowledge, and the ability to interpret scientific data.

Mathematical Reasoning test. There are algebraic problem solving, and quantitative problem solving questions, utilizing multiple choice, drag-and-drop, hot spot, and fill-in-the-blank types. An on-screen calculator is available when a calculator is allowed, or you may use a handheld TI-30XS Multiview Scientific Calculator. The test center will not provide the calculator for your use during the test. You will also be given a page of math formulas to use during the test, and you will record some of your answers on either standard or coordinate plane grids.