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Middle Grades (5–8) Social Science What’s in the Study Guide

Taking the Middle Grades (5–8) Social Science 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.

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Taking the Middle Grades (5–8) Social Science 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 Middle Grades (5–8) Social Science exam?

Taking the Middle Grades (5–8) Social Science 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 six subareas–which are then broken into seventeen objectives.

SubareaApprox % of Score
Social Science Foundations15%
Disciplinary Literacy in Social Science13%
History25%
Geography15%
Political Science and Economics20%
Psychology Sociology and Anthropology12%
You will have 3 hours and 15 minutes to complete the exam.

Middle Grades (5–8) Social Science What to Expect

The Middle Grades (5–8) Social Science exam consists of 100 multiple-choice questions. You will have 3 hours and 15 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.