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
- Sources of Information (Maps, Diagrams, Reference Materials)
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!
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
Please tell your child to read the question and circle the best answer.
Find the next number in the pattern: 1, 2, 6, 24…
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.”
1.) 1, comma at the end
4.) b, 120
5.) 1, difference