Students should attempt to answer every question, since there are no penalties for guessing
In addition to the total score, there are two types of scores reported:
- Assessment Indicators are reported only for groups of students. Assessment Indicators report the average percent of correct answers in a particular subject area for all students tested so you can determine if your students are having difficulty with specific clusters of questions. Content areas for which assessment indicator scores are reported typically have approximately 15 questions on the exam.
- Subscores are reported for individual students on most Major Field Tests, on a scale of 20–100. For every major there are sub-content areas. The number of questions on the exam and the breadth of the sub-content area determine if a reliable subscore can be reported for an individual. Because subscores require 30 questions for a specific sub-content area to be completed, not all Major Field Tests provide subscores.