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Middle Grades Mathematics 5–9
For Testing until 12/31/2023

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Test Format and Sample Questions

The Middle Grades Mathematics 5 to 9 subject area test consists of approximately 50 multiple-choice questions. You will have two and one-half hours to complete the test.

Each of the questions will contain four response options. You will choose the best response out of the available options, and indicate A, B, C, or D.

A scientific calculator, such as the TI-30 XIIS, TI-30 XS, or similar model, will be provided at the test site through September 30, 2023. Beginning October 1, 2023, the scientific calculator will be provided on-screen during the test. Examinees may not bring their own calculator.

The table below presents types of questions on the exam and directs you to examples of these formats among the sample items that follow.

Table of Question Formats

Type of Question Sample Question
Word Problem
Apply mathematical principles to solve a real-world problem and choose the best response option.
Question 2
Examine a question involving a number line, a geometric figure, graphs of lines or curves, a table, or a chart, and select the best response option.
Question 4
Examine a situation, problem, or case study. Then answer a question, make a diagnosis, or recommend a course of action by selecting the best response option.
Question 10
Direct Question
Choose the response option that best answers the question.
Question 15
Select the best response option.
Question 20

Sample Questions

The following questions represent both the form and content of questions on the examination. These questions will acquaint you with the general format of the examination; however, these sample questions do not cover all of the competencies and skills that are tested and will only approximate the degree of examination difficulty.