This is a higher order thinking skills test consisting of 8 demanding,in-depth essay questions. It is designed for a 5 pt. per question grading scale, i.e. excellent answer 5 pts, poor 1 pt. in order to encourage development of answers. I have used this test for years and it takes most of my A.P. English students 60 to 90 minutes to complete. Takes time to assess, but really rates their ability.