ETS® Major Field Test for Sociology

The ETS® Major Field Test for Sociology consists of 140 multiple-choice questions, some of which are grouped in sets and based on such materials as diagrams, graphs and statistical data. Most of the questions require knowledge of specific sociological information, but the test also draws on the student's ability to interpret data, to apply concepts and ideas, and to analyze sociological data, theories and relationships, deductively and inductively.

Test Description
Sample Test Questions

For information about the data and how to use it, see the Comparative Data section.

Sample Reports

Departmental Roster — includes total scores and subscores (if applicable) of all students tested, listed alphabetically by last name.

Departmental Summary: Total Scores and Subscores — includes the frequency distributions of total scores and subscores, showing the percent of students scoring below each percentile. The departmental mean scale score and standard deviation are also shown. A Departmental Summary does not include scores of students who answered fewer than 50 percent of the test questions in one or both sections of a test.

Departmental Summary: Assessment Indicators — provides a list of the mean (average) percent correct of test questions answered in particular subdomains/content areas for the group as a whole.

Departmental Demographic Summary Report — provides student demographic information taken directly from the answer sheets and summarized for the group as a whole.

Individual Student Report  — includes total score and subscores for each student tested, along with interpretive information.

For more information about other reports, see the Reports section.

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