Elementary and Intermediate-Level Test Formats

2002-2003

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 MC 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 MC questions

Session 2: Short and extended responses

Session 3: Short and extended responses

Grade 4 Science (Objective)

Untimed

45 MC questions

Grade 4 Science (Performance)

1 hour

5 stations containing approximately

4 questions each (each student completes 3

of the 5 stations)

Grade 5 Elementary-Level Social Studies

2 90-minute sessions

35 MC , 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 MC 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 MC questions (35 mins)

Session 1, Part 2: Short and extended responses

Session 2: Short and extended responses

Grade 8 Social Studies

2 90-minute sessions

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

Grade 8 Science (Written)

2 hour session

Approximately 35-45 MC questions and

35-40 open-ended questions

Grade 8 Science (Performance)

1 hour session

3 stations containing approximately

8 questions each

Intermediate-Level Technology Education*

1 hour session or two 40-45 minute sessions

40 MC 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.