Elementary and Intermediate-Level Test Format

Test

Time Allotted
for Administration

Test Format

Grade 4 Elementary-Level English Language Arts

Session 1: 45 mins

Session 2, Part 1: 30 mins

Session 2, Part 2: 30 mins
Session 3: 60 mins

Session 1: Reading selections and 28 multiple-
choice questions
Session 2, Part 1: Listening selection, short and
extended written responses
Session 2, Part 2: Independent-writing prompt
Session 3: Reading selections; short and extended
written responses

Grade 4 Elementary-Level Mathematics

Session 1: 40 mins
Session 2: 50 mins
Session 3: 50 mins

Session 1: 30 multiple-choice questions
Session 2: Short and extended responses
Session 3: Short and extended responses

Grade 4 Elementary-Level Science Test

Written Test: untimed (approximately 1 hour)

Multiple-choice, constructed-response, and extended constructed-response questions

Performance Test: 1 hour

3 stations containing 5 open-ended questions each

Grade 5 Elementary-Level Social Studies

2 90-minute sessions

35 multiple-choice questions, 3-4 constructed-response questions, and 1 document-based question

Grade 8 Intermediate-Level English Language Arts

Session 1, Part 1: 45 mins

Session 1, Part 2: 45 mins

Session 2: 90 mins

Session 1, Part 1: Reading selections and
25 multiple-choice questions
Session 1, Part 2: Listening selection, short
and extended written responses
Session 2: Reading selections; short and extended
written responses and an independent-
writing prompt

Grade 8 Intermediate-Level Mathematics

Session 1, Part 1: 35 mins
Session 1, Part 2: 35 mins
Session 2: 70 mins

Session 1, Part 1: 27 multiple-choice questions
Session 1, Part 2: Short and extended responses
Session 2: Short and extended responses

Grade 8 Social Studies

2 90-minute sessions

45 multiple-choice questions, 3-4 constructed-response questions, and 1 document-based question

Grade 8 Science

Written Test: 2-hour session

45 multiple-choice questions and approximately
25 open-ended questions

Performance Test:
1-hour session

3 stations containing 7-9 questions each

Intermediate-Level
Technology Education*

1 hour session or
2 40-45 minute sessions

40 multiple-choice items and approximately
10 extended-response items

* This examination should be administered to students in the grade in which they will have completed one full unit of intermediate-level study in technology education.