E T S Praxis Series

Middle School Social Studies (0089)

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Test Name: Middle School Social Studies
Test Code: 0089
Time: 2 hours
Number of Questions: 90 multiple-choice questions (Part A); 3 constructed-response questions (short-answer essays) (Part B)
Format: Multiple-choice and constructed-response questions
Multiple-choice: 75% of total score
Short constructed-response:    25% of total score
Content Categories Approximate Number of Questions Approximate Percentage of Examination
I. United States History 22 19%
II. World History 18 15%
III. Government/Civics 17 14%
IV. Geography 17 14%
V. Economics 16 13%
VI. Short Content Essays 3 25%
United States History, related to Government/Civics
World History, related to Geography
U.S. History, related to Economics or Geography
World History, related to Economics or Government/Civics
Pacing and Special Tips: In allocating time on this assessment, it is expected that about 90 minutes will be spent on the multiple-choice section and about 30 minutes will be spent on the constructed-response section; the sections are not independently timed.