Test Design and
Test Framework

Field 202: Middle Grades (5–8) Mathematics

The test design below describes general test information. The framework that follows is a detailed outline that explains the knowledge and skills that this test measures.

Test Design

Format Computer-based test (CBT)
Number of Questions 100 multiple-choice questions
Time* 3 hours, 15 minutes
Passing Score 240

*Does not include 15-minute CBT tutorial

Test Framework



Test Subarea Number of Test Objectives Number of Scorable Items Number of Non-Scorable Items Subarea Weight as % of Total Test Score
Subarea 1—Core Content 2 12 7 14%
Subarea 2—Fractions, Ratios, and the Number System 2 16 5 20%
Subarea 3—Relations, Functions, and Algebra 4 19 5 24%
Subarea 4—Measurement and Geometry 2 11 3 14%
Subarea 5—Probability and Statistics 2 11 14%
Subarea 6—Disciplinary Literacy in Mathematics 4 11 14%
Totals 16 80 20 100%

Subarea 1—Core Content

Objective 0001—Understand calculus.

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Objective 0002—Understand college statistics.

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Subarea 2—Fractions, Ratios, and the Number System

Objective 0003—Understand ratios and proportional relationships.

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Objective 0004—Understand the structure and properties of the real number system.

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Subarea 3—Relations, Functions, and Algebra

Objective 0005—Understand expressions and equations.

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Objective 0006—Understand relations and functions.

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Objective 0007—Understand linear functions and relations.

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Objective 0008—Understand nonlinear functions.

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Subarea 4—Measurement and Geometry

Objective 0009—Understand the principles of two- and three-dimensional geometry.

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Objective 0010—Understand the principles of coordinate and transformational geometries.

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Subarea 5—Probability and Statistics

Objective 0011—Understand the principles and techniques of probability.

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Objective 0012—Understand the principles and techniques of statistics.

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Subarea 6—Disciplinary Literacy in Mathematics

Objective 0013—Apply knowledge of foundations of research-based disciplinary literacy instruction and assessment.

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Objective 0014—Apply knowledge of academic-language and vocabulary development to support students' disciplinary literacy development in the mathematics classroom.

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Objective 0015—Apply knowledge of reading comprehension to support students' disciplinary literacy development in the mathematics classroom.

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Objective 0016—Apply knowledge of the development of writing, listening, and speaking skills to support students' disciplinary literacy development in the mathematics classroom.

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