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CAAT-D Science Assessment Preparation

Assessment Content

This general science test addresses biological, physical and earth/space sciences. The following scientific literacy skills are assessed:

  • observation
  • classification
  • application of scientific principles
  • data interpretation
  • thinking skills: ability to apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate information as well as acquire it.

Assessment Format

  • 50 questions, multiple-choice
  • Time limit: 25 minutes.
  • Paper test
  • Score Range: from Grade 2 to Post-Secondary level general science equivalency

Preparation


Applicants preparing to take the CAAT-D Science Assessment may find the following study guides helpful in reviewing their knowledge. These study guides are usually available at bookstores and libraries.

  • GED Study Guides. These study guides are published by various publishers.
  • Master the GED Science. 2nd edition. This study guide is published by Arco. ISBN 768910005.

Note: These resources serve as guides only. They do not represent an exact match with the test content.

Science Assessment Preparation

Assessment Content

 

The Science Assessment covers basic concepts of human anatomical structure and physiological processes including, biochemistry at the macro and microscopic level. The Science Assessment addresses the following areas:

 

  • gross structures and functions of the various organ systems, tissues and cells within the body structure and functions of cellular organelles
  • nature and functions of various body secretions (e.g. enzymes, hormones, etc)
  • biochemical processes and regulatory systems within the body (e.g. digestion, respiration, metabolic processes, etc)
  • basic concepts of heredity and genetics (e.g. DNA, RNA, scientific terminology, etc)

 

In your review, keep your focus on basic concepts of human anatomical structure and physiological processes, including biochemistry at the macro and microscopic level.

 

Assessment Format

 

  • 45 questions, multiple choice
  • Time limit: 45 minutes

 

Preparation

 

Applicants preparing to take the Science Assessment may find the following study guides helpful in reviewing their knowledge. These study guides are usually available at bookstores and libraries.

 

  • Biology Grade 11. A Personal Tutor in a Book and Biology Grade 12. A Personal Tutor in a Book. These study guides are published by The Academic Edge Ltd. ISBN 978-1-55202-029-6 (Grade 11) and ISBN 978-1-55202-030-2 (Grade 12).
  • Biology Notes. This study guide is published by Coles Notes Publishing. ISBN 077403419X.
  • Biology 11 University Preparation. The Key Study Guide. This study guide is published by Castle Rock Research Corp. ISBN 1-55371-939-5.

 

Additional Resources

                                                                    

  • Davis, A. (2011). Biology 12, university preparation. Mississauga: Castle Rock Research Corp. ISBN 1-55371-932-8
  • Garber, S. (2002). Biology: A Self-Teaching Guide (2nd ed.). N.p.: Wiley  ISBN-13: 978-0471223306
  • Carter-Edwards, T., Gerards, S., & Gibbons, K. (2011). Biology, Grade 12, University Preparation. N.p.: McGraw-Hill Ryerson. ISBN 9780071060110  

 

Note: These resources serve as guides only. They do not represent an exact match with the test content. 

 

Science Assessment Sample Questions

 

The purpose of the sample questions is to provide test-takers with information on the format of the assessment questions. Please note the questions do not represent an exact match with the test content.

 

1.) What is the primary route of fluid loss from the human body?


a.) Via the lungs

b.) Via the feces

c.) Via perspiration

d.) Via the kidneys

e.) vaporation from the skin

 

Answer: d
 

2.) Where is deoxyribonucleic acid located within the cell?


a.) Ribosomes

b.) Nucleus

c.) Lysosomes

d.) Golgi bodies

e.) Centrosome

 

Answer: b
 

3.) What are the building blocks of protein?


a.) Lipoproteins

b.) Nucleotides

c.) Triglycerides

d.) Fatty Acids

e.) Amino Acids


Answer: e
 

4.) What is the definition of a hormone?


a.) Chemical buffer

b.) A biological catalyst

c.) A protective protein

d.) A chemical messenger

e.) An organic base

 

Answer: d

Exercise Science Assessment Preparation

Assessment Content     

The Exercise Science assessment addresses basic concepts of human anatomical structure and physiological processes, including gross structures and functions of the various organ systems, tissues and cells within the body structure and functions of cellular organelles.

The remaining test questions address areas directly related to exercise science. Emphasis is on human anatomy and physiology, with some questions covering basic nutrition and training principles.  


Assessment Format

  • 50 questions, multiple choice
  • Time limit: 50 minutes
  • Paper test
  • Score range: 0 – 50  

Preparation


Applicants preparing to take the Exercise Science Assessment may find these guides helpful. These study guides are usually available at bookstores and libraries.

  • Exercise Science: An Introduction to Health and Physical Education, published by Thompson Educational Publishing, Inc. (ISBN-10: 1550771329 or ISBN-13: 978-1550771329).
  • Science Assessment Preparation Materials (see above Science Assessment Preparation Section)

Note: These resources serve as guides only. They do not represent an exact match with the test content.