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Free Iowa Assessments (ITBS) Samples and Practice Questions 

Is your child getting ready to take the Iowa Assessments (ITBS)? Learn about the exam and get free sample questions. Find out how TestPrep-Online can help prepare your child for test day.
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Sample Questions

Below you will find sample questions and answers for some of the major topics on the Iowa Assessments, including language, math problem solving, and vocabulary.


The following question is a Level 5 Language question and is typically administered to children in kindergarten.


Mark the column that has a fruit that grows on a vine at the top of the column and a fruit that is a type of berry at the bottom of the column.


The correct answer is D. The fourth option is the only option that adheres to the properties mentioned above. Grapes are a type of fruit that grow on vines, and strawberries are a type of berry. In the fourth option, the grapes are located at the beginning of the column and the berries are located at the end of the column.

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Math Problem Solving

The following question is a Level 9 Math Problem Solving question and is typically administered to children in the 3rd grade.


John rides home from work on his bicycle. On the way home he makes a stop at the pharmacy and another at the grocery. If the pharmacy is ten miles from work, the grocery is three miles from the pharmacy, and home is eight miles from the grocery, how many miles did John ride in all?

A. 8 miles
B. 10 miles
C. 21 miles
D. 18 miles


The correct answer is C, 21 miles.
In order to answer this question you simply need to add up all of the distances. Since the distance from work to the pharmacy is 10 miles, the distance from the pharmacy to the grocery is 3 miles, and the distance from the grocery to home is 8 miles, then the total distance is 21 miles.


Therefore, 21 miles is the correct answer. 

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The following question is a Level 14 Vocabulary question and is typically administered to children in the 8th grade.


Choose the word that is the closest in meaning to the underlined word above it.

The hostile neighbor

A. congenial
B. hospitable
C. deceitful
D. unfriendly

The correct answer is D, unfriendly.
The word hostile means not friendly, antagonistic, and it is related to or characteristic of an enemy. Therefore,the closest word is unfriendly (D). Answer
(A) is incorrect because congenial means agreeable and pleasant. This is the opposite of hostile. Answer 
(B) is incorrect because hospitable may sound like hostile, but it actually means welcoming and warm to strangers and guests. This is the opposite of hostile.
Answer (C) is incorrect because deceitful means misleading others, and not being honest. This is not same meaning as hostile.

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What Is the Iowa Assessments (ITBS)?

The Iowa Assessments is a standardized achievement test for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The test is designed to measure academic growth and assess critical thinking skills.

Since the Iowa Assessments is an achievement test, it is important to practice for it. TestPrep-Online offers Iowa Assessments practice tests that will familiarize your child with both the test's structure and its question types.

Iowa Assessments Subtests

The Iowa Assessments is divided into a series of subtests. The topics of these subtests are dependent upon the test level as each one measures a different skill. The test levels are divided into four sections: levels 5–6, levels 7–8, levels 9–14, and levels 15–18. As the knowledge base and level of intelligence at each of these levels grows, so too do the number of subtests and topics.

Practice for the Iowa Assessments (ITBS)

To succeed on the Iowa Assessments, it is important to set aside time and practice. With the help of TestPrep-Online, your child can prepare with practice tests that will ensure his or her success on test day. Check out our complete Level 9 Practice pack, and stay tuned for more of our forthcoming level-specific practice packs. They are equipped with everything your child needs to arrive at test day feeling confident and prepared.

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