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A+ Academics Contact Info

A+ Academics Director:
Lisa Parker

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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

General Contest Description

  • Two divisions: grades 5/6, grades 7/8
  • 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

Study Outlines (including primary sources)


  • 0 points for skipped or unanswered questions
  • +3 for correct answers
  • -2 for incorrect answers