Study Guide

Social Science
Test Design and Framework

The test design below describes general assessment information. The framework that follows is a detailed outline that explains the knowledge and skills that this test measures.

Test Design

Format Computer-based test (CBT)
Number of Questions 100 multiple-choice questions
Time* 2 hours
Passing Score 220

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Framework

 

Pie chart of approximate percentage of test score, detailed in the table below.”

Content Domain Range of Competencies Approximate Percentage of Test Score
I. U.S. History 0001–0002 20%
II. World History 0003–0004 20%
III. Political Science 0005–0006 20%
IV. Geography 0007–0008 15%
V. Economics 0009–0010 13%
VI. Behavioral Sciences 0011–0012 12%

Domain I–U.S. History

Competency 0001–Understand major developments in U.S. history to 1914.

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Competency 0002–Understand major developments in U.S. history from 1914 to the present.

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Domain II–World History

Competency 0003–Understand major developments in premodern world history.

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Competency 0004–Understand major developments in modern world history.

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Domain III–Political Science

Competency 0005–Understand the foundations of government and U.S. citizenship.

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Competency 0006–Understand the fundamental ideals, structure, functions, and operation of government in the United States and Missouri and the structure and operation of the U.S. political system.

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Domain IV–Geography

Competency 0007–Understand geographic concepts and physical systems.

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Competency 0008–Understand human systems and the interactions between the environment and human societies.

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Domain V–Economics

Competency 0009–Understand microeconomics.

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Competency 0010–Understand macroeconomics and international economics.

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Domain VI–Behavioral Sciences

Competency 0011–Understand concepts, perspectives, and research skills related to the study of culture and society.

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Competency 0012–Understand concepts, perspectives, and research skills related to the study of psychology.

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