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A+ Social Studies

Grades 5-8; Outlines are new each school year and are downloaded from this page.

Sample Test & Key

A+ Social Studies Sample

Materials are created for two divisions: grades 5/6 and 7/8.

General Contest Description

  • 40 questions
  • 30 minutes
  • Test topics defined by a study outline, to be updated yearly (see links below)
  • Correlate with the TEKS for social studies
  • Test content taken from state adopted text books and identified primary sources


  • +3 for correct answers
  • -2 for incorrect answers
  • No points are added or deducted for questions not answered