Elementary Curriculum

  • For Content Assessment and Quick Recall

Each Quick Recall round contains an equal number of questions from each subject area.  Each Content Assessment exam has balanced proportions from each category.

Elementary Mathematics

  1. Properties of Real Numbers: Comparing and Ordering Real Numbers
  2. Data Collection, Organization, Description, and Interpretation (Written Assessment only)
  3. Calculating Factors and Multiples; Real World Problem Solving using Whole Numbers and Decimals
  4. Real World Problem Solving using Fractions and Mixed Numbers
  5. Ratio, Proportions, Percents using Real World and Mathematical Problem Solving
  6. Convert Standard and Metric Measurements within the same system using Real World Problem Solving
  7. Graphing Points on the Coordinate Plane using Real World and Mathematical Problem Solving (Written Assessment Only)
  8. Classifying Lines, Angles, and Two-dimensional Geometric Figures according to their properties
  9. Perimeter, Area and Volume of Geometric Figures using Real World and Mathematical Problem Solving
  10. Symmetry, Congruence, and Similar Figures (Written Assessment Only)
  11. Probability: Counting Principle, Spinners, Number Cubes, Coins, Random Drawings
  12. Algebraic Thinking: Numerical Expressions and Number Patterns
  13. Pre-Algebra

Elementary Science

  1. Properties of Objects and Materials
  2. Position and Motion of objects
  3. Light, Heat, Electricity and Magnetism
  4. Earth Science: Rocks, Soil, Minerals, Fossils
  5. Earth Science: Subsystems (Hydrosphere, Atmosphere, Water Cycle, Weather, Climate, Seasons)
  6. Solar System: Planets, Sun, Observable Patterns of Movement and Shapes
  7. Organisms: Cells, Simple Organisms, Life Cycles, Characteristics and Relationships
  8. Organisms: Plants, Life Cycles, Characteristics and Relationships
  9. Organisms: Invertebrates, Life Cycles, Characteristics and Relationships
  10. Organisms: Vertebrates, Life Cycles, Characteristics and Relationships
  11. Human Body Systems, Personal and Community Health
  12. Scientific Inquiry, Science and Technology, Relationships, Scientific Tools, Types of Scientists
  13. Famous Scientists, Inventors, and Innovators with focus on: Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, Galileo, Charles Darwin, Gregor Mendel, Marie Curie, Rachel Carson, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Edward Jenner; and the following rotation:  (2024) - Jane Goodall, Louis Pasteur, Florence Nightingale, Yuri Gagarin, George Washington Carver.  (2025) - Valentina Tereshkova, Jonas Salk, Charles Drew, Tim Berners-Lee, Elizabeth Blackwell.  (2026) - Neil Armstrong, Johannes Kepler, Katherine Johnson, Ellen Ochoa, Nicolaus Copernicus.

Elementary Social Studies

  1. Kentucky Geography
  2. Kentucky History
  3. United States Geography: Physical Characteristics and Map Skills
  4. United States Geography: Human Characteristics – Populations and Interaction with the Environment
  5. Early U.S. Cultures – Emphasis on English, Spanish, French, West African
  6. United States History: Beginnings to Revolution for Independence
  7. United States History: Revolutionary War to 1865
  8. United States History: Reconstruction to Present
  9. Government: Local, State, and National
  10. Citizenship: Rights and Responsibilities
  11. Basic Economic Principles
  12. United States Symbols, Slogans, Landmarks, Documents
  13. Notable People and Events from the Most Recent Five Years

Elementary Language Arts

  1. Newbery Medal Winners from the Last 10 Years.
  2. Caldecott Medal Winners from the Last 10 Years.
  3. Famous Poetry and Poets (emphasis on Children’s Poetry); Poetic forms
  4. Famous Literature and Their Authors with a Focus on: Gary Paulsen, Roald Dahl, Lewis Carroll, Louisa May Alcott, Lois Lowry, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Beverly Cleary, Norton Juster, Katherine Paterson, CS Lewis; and the following rotation: (2024) - Robert C O'Brien, Rick Riordan, Louis Sachar. (2025) - Jerry Spinelli, Russell Freedman, Rita Williams Garcia. (2026) - Christopher Paul Curtis, Pam Munoz Ryan, Joseph Bruchac.
  5. Literature Genres, Terms and Devices
  6. Characters in Fables, Folklore, Tall Tales, Legends – Emphasis on American
  7. Nursery Rhymes, Fairy Tales, Famous Speeches
  8. Vocabulary: Roots, Affixes and Their Effects upon Meaning; Synonyms/Antonyms, Word Usage
  9. Vocabulary: Homophones, Homonyms, Compound Words
  10. Grammar: Punctuation, Capitalization, and for Written Assessment only: Special Type such as Boldface, Italics, etc.
  11. Grammar: Parts of Speech and Their Functions, (including Subject, Direct and Indirect Objects, Gerunds, Appositives, Predicate and Predicate Nominatives)
  12. Types of Sentences, Clauses, Phrases
  13. Spelling

Elementary Arts and Humanities

  1. Elements of Music: Rhythm, timbre, melody, tempo, harmony, dynamics, etc
  2. Purposes and Styles of Music including Historical and Cultural Aspects
  3. Musical Instruments and Families
  4. Famous Composers and Their Best Known Works – Emphasis on Gershwin, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Copland, Beethoven, Schubert, J.S. Bach
  5. Elements of Dance, Types of dance, and Appropriate Dance Wear
  6. Dancers and Choreographers
  7. Drama: Elements, Production, and Performance, Age-appropriate Broadway Plays
  8. Visual Arts: Elements, Principles of Design, Media, Processes
  9. Visual Arts: Purposes, Styles, Subject Matter, Historical Aspects
  10. Famous Artists and Their Best Known Works – Emphasis on Michelangelo, Seurat, Cassatt, Picasso, Monet, Leonardo
  11. Cultures: West African, Native American, American Folk, Colonial American dance, drama, visual art, and music
  12. Cultural Icons From the Most Recent 5 Years