Study Guide

Field 052: Social Studies—Psychology
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 70 multiple-choice questions
Time* 75 minutes
Passing Score 220

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Assessment Blueprint


Domain Objectives Standards Approximate Test Weight
I Psychological Concepts and Research Skills 0001–0002 1–2 25%
II Biological Bases of Behavior and Human Development and Personality 0003–0004 3–4 25%
III Cognitive, Abnormal, and Social Psychology 0005–0007 5–7 38%
IV Psychology Instruction and Assessment 0008 8 12%

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–Psychological Concepts and Research Skills

0001 Psychological Terms, Concepts, and Perspectives (Standard 1)

0002 Psychology Research Skills (Standard 2)

Domain II–Biological Bases of Behavior and Human Development and Personality

0003 Biological Bases of Behavior (Standard 3)

0004 Human Development and Personality (Standard 4)

Domain III–Cognitive, Abnormal, and Social Psychology

0005 Cognitive Psychology (Standard 5)

0006 Abnormal Psychology (Standard 6)

0007 Social Psychology (Standard 7)

Domain IV–Psychology Instruction and Assessment

0008 Psychology Instruction and Assessment (Standard 8)