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Science Test

Basic Facts

  • The Science Test has 50 multiple-choice items.
  • 50 percent of the items refer either to graphics or to a reading passage accompanied by graphics.
  • Science content areas include:
    • Life Science 45%
    • Earth and Space Science 20%
    • Physical Science 35%
  • The test is 80 minutes long.

In a world filled with the products of scientific inquiry, scientific literacy has become a necessity for everyone. Everyone needs to use scientific information to make choices that arise every day.

National Science Education Standards:
An Overview, National Academy of Sciences