The Explore test is meant for those students entering into high school. It checks students’ aptitude and helps high school administrators to frame convenient individual coursework and career planning programs. As the students are going through a crucial period in their education, the explore test helps students to understand their strengths and weaknesses.
Eighth and ninth grade students can take the exam. This test will help the students explore a broad range of options for their higher education.
The explore test is a two-hour, multiple-choice test consisting of four 30-minute sections that covers English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science.
The English section includes 40 multiple-choice items, to be completed within 30 minutes. This part analyses the students’ understanding of standard written English—punctuation, grammar and usage, and sentence structure and the Rhetorical Skills such as use of strategy, organization, and style in writing.
The Mathematics section consists of 30 multiple-choice items, which must be answered within 30 minutes. This part measures the mathematical reasoning of the students. It includes areas such as pre-algebra, elementary algebra, geometry, statistics and probability.
The Reading section consists of 30 multiple-choice items, to be completed within 30 minutes. This section measures reading comprehension skills, including noticing details, drawing conclusions, making comparisons and generalizations and analyzing information.
The Science section comprises of 28 multiple-choice items that must be completed within 30 minutes. Areas including the life sciences, earth/space sciences, and physical sciences will be included in this section. The test assesses student’s scientific reasoning skills.
The exam scores will be placed on a scale ranging from 1 to 25. Each section includes 25 marks questions. The total score will be an average of the four sections. As there are 4 sections in the Explore test, scores of each section helps the students to focus on specific career areas.