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Why the Study Guide
What’s in the Study Guide
Taking the Biology 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 Biology exam?
Taking the Biology 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 five domains–which are then broken into fifteen competencies.
What to Expect
The Biology exam consists of 150 multiple-choice questions. You will have 3 hours 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.
|Domain||Approx % of Test|
|Nature of Science||20%|
|Biochemistry and Cell Biology||13%|
|Genetics and Evolution||27%|
|Biological Unity and Diversity||20%|
|Ecology and Environment||20%|
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