Note from Founder
Why the Study Guide
What’s in the Study Guide
Taking the Physics 6-12 exam can be a daunting task. Because its goal is to test your classroom readiness across the spectrum of content, it covers a lot of ground.
Learn about the test
What’s on the Physics 6-12 exam?
Taking the Physics 6-12 exam can be a daunting task. Because its goal is to test your classroom readiness across the spectrum of content, it covers a lot of ground. This breadth can make it hard to know how to prepare. Luckily, if you understand how the test is organized and what it is testing, you will have no problem prepping for this test. In order to cover everything, the exam is broken into seven competencies.
What to Expect
The Physics 6-12 exam consists of 90 multiple-choice questions. You will have 2 hours and 30 minutes to complete the exam. The test is administered via computer.
You should expect to see three main types of questions: single-answer, stimulus-based, and cluster. You should expect most questions to require you simply to click an oval next to the correct answer. They may ask you to zoom in on details in a graphic or picture, click boxes next to all that apply, click on checkboxes, click on parts of a graphic or sentence, use a drag and drop feature, or select your answer from a drop-down menu.
|Competency||Approx % of Test|
|Knowledge of the nature of scientific investigation and instruction in physics||7%|
|Knowledge of the mathematics of physics||8%|
|Knowledge of thermodynamics||10%|
|Knowledge of mechanics||27%|
|Knowledge of waves and optics||18%|
|Knowledge of electricity and magnetism||20%|
|Knowledge of modern physics||10%|
Each study guide comes with the 240Tutoring Guarantee- if a student earns a 90% or higher on our full-length practice test and is unsuccessful on the exam, 240Tutoring will provide a refund for up to two months of your subscription!