Study Guide

Field 047: Science—Physics
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* 180 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 Forces and Energy 0003–0004 3–4 30%
III Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves 0005–0006 6–7 30%
IV Thermodynamics and Modern Physics 0007–0008 5, 8 20%
V Science Instruction and Assessment 0009 9 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–Forces and Energy

0003 Motion and Forces (Standard 3)

0004 Energy and Momentum (Standard 4)

Domain III–Electricity, Magnetism, and Waves

0005 Electricity and Magnetism (Standard 6)

0006 Vibrations and Waves (Standard 7)

Domain IV–Thermodynamics and Modern Physics

0007 Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory (Standard 5)

0008 Modern Physics (Standard 8)

Domain V–Science Instruction and Assessment

0009 Science Instruction and Assessment (Standard 9)