The Science Test

The PLAN Science Test measures your scientific reasoning skills, based on material that is typically taught in first- and second-year high school general science courses.

The material includes topics in biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, and meteorology.

The test presents five sets of scientific information, using three formats:

Data representation format (two sets)
Graphs, tables, diagrams, etc.
 
Research summaries format (two sets)
Descriptions of several related experiments
 
Conflicting viewpoints format (one set)
Two or more interpretations that are inconsistent with one another

Several multiple-choice questions follow each set. To answer them, you must:

You may not use a calculator on the Science Test.