The CHSPE reading section has 54 reading questions which includes reading comprehension and vocabulary questions.

  • Drawing logical conclusions
  • Identify the author’s intent to persuade, inform, entertain, or otherwise
  • Make predictions
  • Analyze and evaluate the use of text structure to solve problems or identify sequences
  • Identify the characteristics of a passage types (narrative, expository, technical, persuasive).
  • Give the definition of a word from context
  • Find specific information from a different types of communication (memo, posted notice etc.)


Reading Comprehension I – 20 questions
Reading Comprehension II – 8 questions
Vocabulary – 11 questions
Vocabulary II – 11 questions

English Language Arts

The CHSPE English and Language Usage section has 48 questions.

  • English Grammar and Usage
  • Meaning in Context (Vocabulary)
  • Spelling
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Sentence Structure


English Usage – 15 questions
English Grammar – 20 questions
Punctuation – 12 questions


  • Convert decimals, percent, roman numerals and fractions
  • Solve word problems
  • Calculate percent and ratio
  • Operations using fractions, percent and fractions
  • Analyze and interpret tables, graphs and charts
  • Data and Statistics
  • Geometry and measurement
  • Understand and solve simple algebra problems


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