Iowa Test 5th Grade Sample Questions

If you and your child have wondered what kinds of questions will appear on the 5th grade ITBS, here 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.

The fifth grade student is expected to have a grasp of specific skills for the ITBS exam. On the mathematics section, students will see new areas of content such as geometry, advanced word problems, square roots, complex addition, subtraction, multiplication and division questions. Additionally, areas such as the “language” section, requires the student to focus on honing their knowledge of punctuation, spelling and capitalization. These subtests can often prove difficult for students as many of these spelling/grammatical errors are subtle and sometimes easy to miss. As a result, the student must look closely and assess each of the answer choices.

Each level within the ITBS consists of a series of subtests that fall under specific content sections. Sections in the ITBS for third to eighth grade (levels 9-14) include:

  • Vocabulary test
  • Word Analysis (3rd grade, level 9 only)
  • Listening (3rd grade, level 9 only)
  • Reading/Reading Comprehension
  • Spelling, Capitalization, Punctuation, Usage and Expression
  • Mathematics Concepts and Estimation, Problem Solving, Date Interpretation, Computation and Social Studies
  • Science
  • Sources of Information (Maps, Diagrams, Reference Materials)
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1.) Language (Punctuation)

For the next group of questions, read the first 3 lines to yourself. You will notice that the story needs some punctuation corrections. Look for mistakes with periods, commas, question marks, quotation marks, apostrophes and so on. Mark the circle in the row of words that contains a mistake with the punctuation.”

  I’m saving to buy a new computer
  so this money will come in handy.
  $50.00 is more than I ever expected!
  no errors


2.) Mathematics

ITBS 5th Grade Sample Questions - Math

a) 12
b) 10
c) 11
d) 13


3.) Vocabulary

Look at the phrase and the underlined word. Then mark the word in the list below that has practically the same meaning as the underlined word.

Publish or perish

 be destroyed

4.) Mathematics

Please tell your child to read the question and circle the best answer.

Find the next number in the pattern: 1, 2, 6, 24…

a) 30
b) 120
c) 240
d) 18

5.) Language (Spelling)

For this section, each question will have a list of words. If one of the words is spelled wrong, fill in the circle next to that word. If none of the words are spelled wrong, fill in the last circle that says no error.”

  no error


1.) 1, comma at the end

2.) c

3.) 2

4.) b, 120

5.) 1, difference

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IOWA practice test for 5th grade does not have science and social studies practice test.

if you add this . it will be a great help.


Do you have any science and social studies practice questions for 5th grade


Are there any practice questions for science and social studies my science teacher is making a really big deal out of the science iowa test


Language question punctuation

Shouldn’t there be a dollar sign before 50.00?

Vocabulary. Question 3 Where is the phase?

Hi Zell –

Thank you for reaching out to us! We have alerted our content team about these errors and they have corrected them.

All the best,



how do i submit this test for now i will send it here

there aren’t any answers to know if he got the questions right

Need more of questions .. this is not enough plus missing science and social studies..

Thank you for reaching out to us.

These questions are just a sample of the types of questions your 5th grader will see. With a paid subscription to TestingMom, your child will have many more sample questions to work through, including questions for science and social studies for the Iowa.

All the best,


brianna buttson

wow that was intresting


this increased my confidence for passing the test to get accepted in school!

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