Iowa Test 2nd Grade Sample Questions
If you and your child have wondered what kinds of questions will appear on the 2nd grade ITBS, below are some examples! These sample questions should provide you with a better idea of the quantitative and qualitative skills that your child should focus on and demonstrate during the exam. Each practice question will reflect a specific subtest that your child will come across.
As you are going through the practice questions, you will observe that each test level within the ITBS consists of a series of subtests that fall under specific content sections. Sections in the ITBS for Kindergarten to 2nd grade (levels 5-8) include:
- Vocabulary test
- Word Analysis test
- Reading comprehension test
- Listening test
- Language test
- Mathematics test
- Social Studies test (Levels 7/8)
- Science test (Levels 7/8)
- Computation test (Levels 7/8)
1.) Language- (Spelling)- Level 7 (Grade 1.7 months- Grade 2.4 months)
Parent say to your child: “ I am going to read the words that are in front of you in each question. Then i’m going to read you a sentence that includes those words. Fill in the circle next to the word that is not spelled right.
Parent: First read the number to the question you are on. Then read each word slowly for your child. Then read each sentence, emphasizing the words that are underlined. Then say, “Fill in the circle next to the word that is misspelled.”
Listen to the question: We went to the zoo last week.
went zoo weak
2.) Listening- Level 7 (Grade 1.7 mos. – Grade 2.4 mos.)
Parent say to your child: “I am going to read you a question while you look at some pictures. Listen carefully because I can only read the question once. After I read it, fill in the circle under the picture that answers the question.”
Listen to the question: Mother said to Bobby, “Bobby when you finish your dinner, throw the leftovers in the trash and put your dish in the sink.” Mark the circle under the picture that shows that Bobby did listen to his mother.
Parents: Please tell your child to read the question and circle the best answer.
Which of these objects weighs the least?
4.) Reading (Pictures)- Level 7 (Grade 1.7 mos. – 2.4 mos.)
Parent say to your child: Look at the picture. Below the picture are incomplete sentences that describe what is happening in the picture. Read each sentence and choose the answer that completes the sentence in a way that best describes what is happening in the picture.
Barney’s seven-block tower is _____.
a) short b) straight c) leaning d) strong
5.) Sources of Information- Level 8 (2.5 to 3.5 Grade)
Parent say to your child: “These practice questions use cards, dictionaries, tables of contents and maps. Read the instructions that come before the images, then answer the questions by looking back at the image above the questions.”
Which card comes just before Porcupine?
1.) 3, Weak
4.) c, leaning
5.) b, Alligator