The Social Studies test provides evidence of a candidate’s ability to use social studies content knowledge as well as analyze and evaluate various kinds of social studies information. The test uses materials from a variety of content areas, including history, political science, geography, and economics. Primary documents, posters, cartoons, timelines, maps, graphs, tables, charts, and reading passages may be used to present information. The questions may ask candidates to distinguish statements of fact from opinion; recognize the limitations of procedures and methods; and make judgments about the reliability of sources, the validity of inferences and conclusions, and the adequacy of information for drawing conclusions. This test may contain some questions that will not count toward your score.