Study Guide

Field 046: Science—Physical Science
Test Design and Assessment Blueprint

The test design below describes general testing information. The assessment blueprint 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* 105 minutes
Passing Score 220

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Assessment Blueprint


Domain Objectives Standards Approximate Test Weight
I Foundations of Science 0001–0002 1–2 10%
II Chemistry 0003–0005 3–5 40%
III Physics 0006–0009 6–9 40%
IV Science Instruction and Assessment 0010 10 10%

Each objective in the assessment blueprint corresponds to one or more of the REPA Indiana Educator Standards for this field. Those standards can be accessed in the PDF below.

REPA Indiana Educator Standards

Domain I–Foundations of Science

0001 The Nature and Processes of Science (Standard 1)

0002 Central Concepts and Connections in Science (Standard 2)

Domain II–Chemistry

0003 Atomic Structure, the Properties of Matter, and Nuclear Processes (Standard 3)

0004 Chemical Bonding, Chemical Reactions, and Stoichiometry (Standard 4)

0005 Energy Transformations, Energy Transfers, and Thermochemistry (Standard 5)

Domain III–Physics

0006 Motion and Forces (Standard 6)

0007 Mechanical Waves (Standard 7)

0008 Electromagnetic Energy, Electricity, and Magnetism (Standard 8)

0009 Energy and Society (Standard 9)

Domain IV–Science Instruction and Assessment

0010 Science Instruction and Assessment (Standard 10)